Arnco house damaged by fire

by Wes Mayer

A home in the Arnco community suffered heavy damage after catching on fire early Friday.

Around 9:30 a.m., firefighters with the Coweta County Fire Department responded to the home on 75 Clemit Harris Road in reference to a single-family structure fire, said Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Denney. Engines 2 and 8, Rescue 1, Truck 6 and cars 1 and 3 arrived with 13 personnel to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof.

At the scene, responders learned the occupants of the home had moved out a few days ago. According to Denney, fire crews made an interior attack using a one-and-three-quarter handline and were able to extinguish the fire – the home was heavily damaged, however. Crews were on scene for more than two hours, Denney said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and there were no injuries to firefighters or residents.

This is the second Arnco home to be damaged by fire in the last week. On Monday, a home on the 100-block of Arnco 3rd Street also suffered from heavy fire damage. A total of 14 personnel from the Coweta County Fire Department responded to find heavy flames coming from the rear of the home, which they were able to extinguish after an interior attack.

There were no injuries to residents or firefighters and the American Red Cross helped the victims with temporary shelter and clothing.



More Local

150 more to be tested

Newnan High student believed to have TB

A Newnan High School student may have tuberculosis, as a suspected case of the illness was confirmed Wednesday by District 4 Public Health. ... Read More


Rape Trial Continues

Sleep expert, wife testify

Sleep disorders – and whether a person can engage in sexual activity while sleepwalking – were the focus of testimony Wednesday ... Read More


Vigil raises awareness of domestic violence

On Tuesday, the second annual domestic candlelight vigil was held outside the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan. With more than 50 peop ... Read More


Bridge work to close lanes on I-85 North

One outside lane on Interstate 85 northbound at Posey Road has been closed for rehab work on the bridge across the Transco natural gas pipel ... Read More


The Cellar reopens on Jefferson Street

One of Newnan’s fine dining restaurants, The Cellar, re-opened Saturday after it moved to a more visible location downtown. In fact, o ... Read More

With restrictions, Jackson Street open

Traffic was being rerouted on Jackson Street around the University of West Georgia project in downtown Newnan earlier this week, but is now ... Read More