Senoia home severely damaged by garage fire

by Wes Mayer


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.

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