Family pet perishes in Corinth Road house fire

by Wes Mayer

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Coweta County firefighters work to fight the fire and ventilate the home on Corinth Road late Wednesday. 


Another Coweta County home was extensively damaged by a fire Wednesday, and the homeowner’s dog lost its life due to smoke inhalation.

At 7:13 p.m., the Coweta County Fire Department was dispatched to a single-family structure fire at 1470 Corinth Road, said Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Denney. A total of 17 personnel responded in Engines 1, 4, 9 and 16, Truck 1, Rescue 1 and Cars 1, 4, 702 and 706. Units arrived to find the fire in the home and attacked the fire with two hand lines to extinguish it.

The homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire, but firefighters did find their pet dog had passed away due to the heavy smoke. The home was also extensively damaged, Denney said. Units remained on scene for three hours and 17 minutes, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“This was our fourth structure fire this week,” Denney said. “Our firefighters always work hard and do a good job, but with the elevated temperatures we have had this week, it has been particularly hard on them.”

On Monday, the Coweta County Fire Department fought three fires in Coweta County. The first fire occurred around 8:48 a.m. at 17 BoBo Banks Road. in Grantville, and the home was extensively damaged. The next two occurred in the afternoon – one around 3 p.m. on 30 Redbud Trail in Lake Hills and the other at 2493 Welcome Road at 4:54 p.m. 

The cause of the Welcome Road house fire is considered suspicious at this time, according to authorities, and all three fires are still under investigation.



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