Senoia home severely damaged by garage fire

by Wes Mayer

alt

Photo by Jeffrey Leo

Coweta County firefighters were able to get the fire under control within 15 minutes, but both the home’s garage and two vehicles were a total loss.


A Senoia home was extensively damaged Wednesday after a fire which started in the garage quickly spread into the home’s attic.

Around 1:29 p.m., the Coweta County Fire Department was dispatched to 7 Joy Springs Drive in reference to a garage fire, said Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggin. Units from stations 3, 10, 12 and 15 arrived to find the 1,400-square-foot home’s garage and two vehicles fully involved in flames, and the fire was beginning to spread into the home’s attic space.

According to Coggin, a babysitter and three children were inside the home, and one child went outside and found the fire. The child then told the babysitter, and they were all able to safely exit the home and contact Coweta 911.

Firefighters were able to put the fire under control within 15 minutes, but the garage and two vehicles were a total loss and the rest of the home suffered from extensive damage, Coggin said. Units remained on scene until around 5 p.m. fighting hot spots, and the fire is still under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious at this time, Coggin said.



More Local

McDonald’s movie coming to Coweta for filming

A replica of the hamburger stand Richard and Maurice McDonald opened in San Bernardino, CA, in 1940 will be built in the parking lot of the ... Read More


Public safety can easily cover Greentop homes

Although the Greentop Road development project may add nearly 350 homes to the city of Newnan four miles north of downtown, both the Newnan ... Read More


River Fest returns to Newnan on June 10

Chattahoochee Bend River Fest will be returning to downtown Newnan. The second annual event will be held June 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. This year, ... Read More


Flags placed beside graves of veterans

The graves of local soldiers were again honored with American flags. On Saturday, Coweta Veterans’ Club held its annual ceremony of pl ... Read More


Woman collapses at Northgate graduation

An unidentified female spectator at the Friday evening Northgate High School graduation ceremony collapsed of an apparent cardiac arrest. Th ... Read More

War hero Hammond puts personal face on WWII

Eight decades ago, George Willis Hammond Jr. lived on Temple Avenue, tinkering and trying out his car and attending classes at nearby Newnan ... Read More