Home damaged by attic fire

by WES MAYER

alt


The fire early Friday
 started in the attic in the back corner of the house at 40 Carriage Gate Drive, and flames were already showing through the roof by the time the fire department arrived, according to a Coweta County Fire Department spokesman.

A Coweta County home was gutted by an attic fire Friday morning, but no injuries were reported.

According to Coweta County Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeff Denney, 15 CCFD personnel arrived on scene at 40 Carriage Gate Drive around 5:50 a.m. Three fire engine companies, one truck company, a fire rescue crew and three cars responded to the fire. The fire started in the attic in the back corner of the house, and flames were already showing through the roof by the time the fire department arrived, Denney said.

“Everybody worked hard,” Denney said, “but this was a deep seated fire that got a jump on us. It ran the attic quickly.”

Because the fire was located in the attic, it was able to quickly spread across the house unimpeded by walls. Firefighters were able to stop the fire, but the home faced total damage to the interior.

Neither the homeowners nor CCFD personnel sustained any injuries, and the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.




More Local

Cagle: Georgia could become ‘Silicon Valley of the South’

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle was the guest speaker at the Newnan Rotary Club luncheon on Friday, and he shared his optimistic views on t ... Read More


Alleged flasher banned from all Walmart stores

A 69-year-old man was charged with public indecency Wednesday afternoon after he was caught by Walmart security officers exposing himself ne ... Read More


Teen injured in shooting on Glover Circle

A 17-year-old man was injured in a shooting Thursday night, and is now recovering at Atlanta Medical Center. Around 5 p.m., authorities with ... Read More


Easter Sunrise Services

McClain to preach at grandfather’s church

Easter is a day of resurrection. Christians celebrate the rising of their Savior, Jesus, from the grave on Easter. Sunrise services are held ... Read More


Voter registration deadline Monday

Monday is the voter registration deadline for the May 20 general election primary and nonpartisan election. You must be at least 17 1/2 to r ... Read More

PSC Forum

Candidates spar over the role of lobbyists

The three Republican candidates for Public Service Commission came to Newnan for their first forum – with lines clearly drawn between ... Read More