Update

Windswept fire burns Grantville residence

by Wes Mayer

alt

Photo by Jeffrey Leo

At 12:37 p.m. Saturday the Coweta County Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire at a home on 220 Whrite Place off Bradbury Road, said Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggin. While en route, however, 911 operators upgraded the call to a structure fire — apparently, the grass fire spread onto the vinyl siding of the structure due to winds blowing more than 20 mph. 


A Grantville home burned down Saturday after winds spread a controlled fire onto the side of the structure.

At 12:37 p.m., the Coweta County Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire at a home on 220 Whrite Place off Bradbury Road, said Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggin. While en route, however, 911 operators upgraded the call to a structure fire — apparently the grass fire spread onto the vinyl siding of the structure due to winds blowing more than 20 mph.

According to Coggin, 18 personnel arrived to find one side of the 1,640-square-foot structure, and about 40 percent of the attic engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to put the fire under control and fought hot spots until 3:30 p.m., but the structure was extensively damaged. There were no injuries.

The grass fire originated from a controlled burn being handled by the owner next to the home, according to Coggin. Coggin said the Georgia Forestry Commission did not issue burn permits on Saturday — most likely due to the wind.



More Local

Suspected gang affiliation

Four men arrested after shots fired

Four men believed to be members of a local gang were arrested by Newnan Police officers following a shooting late Wednesday. There was nobod ... Read More


EC, Northgate among nation’s challenging schools

Two Coweta County high schools, East Coweta and Northgate, were recognized as two of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,&r ... Read More


Main Street Newnan Road Race

Are you ready for Sunrise on the Square?

Dust off those running shoes. Main Street Newnan is continuing its Labor Day weekend traditions with the annual Mike Fitzpatrick Ford Sunris ... Read More


Canongate Elementary welcomes new principal

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com Betty Robinson was recently named Canongate Elementary School’s new principal. “It has been suc ... Read More


Scene from ‘Divergent’ sequel filmed in Coweta

A scene for the movie “Insurgent” – the second film in the “Divergent” series, was filmed Thursday in a pastur ... Read More

Main Street Newnan recognized by Gov. Deal

Main Street Newnan has received two Georgia Downtown Conference Awards of Excellence, highlighting the city department’s work in econo ... Read More