Six people were home at time of fire in Senoia

by Wes Mayer

There were six people inside the home in Senoia when a fire broke out Wednesday.

The home was extensively damaged in the blaze. No one was injured.

Four of the occupants were children, and two were adults. One of the roommates who lived at the home with her child and a babysitter who was looking after the three other children were inside, according to the babysitter, Angel Brown. The roommate’s child was the one who found the fire, and alerted everyone. All six were able to exit the home, Brown said.

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.

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.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious, Coggin said.

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