Hearthstone home fire starts in attic

by Wes Mayer

alt

Deputy Coweta County Fire Chief Todd Moore stands in the backyard of a burning house on Hearthstone Drive Wednesday. Firefighters quickly entered the home and confined and extinguished the fire before it spread to the rest of the house. 


The Coweta County Fire Department responded to a single-story structure fire in the Hearthstone neighborhood south of Newnan on Wednesday.

Around 12:30 p.m., 20 fire personnel from stations 1, 4, 5, 8 and 16 arrived at 160 Hearthstone Drive to find the back corner of its attic involved in flames, said Fire Captain Craig Sherrer. According to Sherrer, all occupants were out of the home by the time firefighters arrived thanks to a neighbor who saw the smoke, knocked on their door and warned them about the fire.

Firefighters set up a drafting operation — deploying a water reservoir on the ground because there were no fire hydrants in the neighborhood — and made an aggressive interior attack on the fire, Sherrer said.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic where it originated and ultimately saved around 70 percent of the home.

There were no injuries among fire personnel or the homeowners, Sherrer said, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.



More Local

10 Years Later

Couple, bridesmaid recall how Katrina affected wedding

When Germond and Jillian Walton of Newnan were preparing for their wedding on Sept. 3, 2005, they never imaged how much Hurricane Katrina wo ... Read More


Gas station clerk struck during robbery

A clerk was struck by an assailant as three men made off with almost $1,300 after robbing customers and emptying the cash register, accordin ... Read More


Downtown kiosks to be updated

The Newnan Downtown Development Authority is updating the kiosk directories at the historic courthouse. The kiosks offer information on the ... Read More


Coweta students improve ACT scores

The average overall ACT score for Coweta County schools has increased, according to the 2015 ACT Report. The ACT is a national college admis ... Read More


Arnco, Sargent sewer upgrade grant approved

The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority has been awarded a $500,000 grant to upgrade the aged sewerage system in the Arnco and Sargen ... Read More

Newnan’s Coggin not seeking seat

Challengers qualify in Senoia, Turin, Sharpsburg

There will be contested city elections in Senoia, Turin and Sharpsburg this fall. The general election will be held Nov. 3. The voter regist ... Read More