Afternoon Fire in Henry County Claims Stockbridge Home and Sends One to the Hospital
At just before one-thirty Wednesday afternoon, Henry County Fire units responded to a house fire at 100 Clifford Court in Stockbridge. First arriving units reported a heavily engulfed attic on a one-story residential structure with approximately thirty percent involvement. Firefighters made a quick offensive attack, bringing the fire under control quickly salvaging what they could. One adult residing in the home was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Although there were smoke alarms present in the home, they were reportedly not working and did not sound alerting the resident to exit the home. It is very fortunate the resident was able to escape the fiery structure.
Origin and cause is unknown at this time and is currently under investigation by Henry County Fire Investigators.
American Red Cross was notified to provide assistance to the displaced family.
“Although, the origin and cause of the fire is unknown at this time, there are always fire safety lessons that we can take from the tragedy this family faced today. Smoke alarms do reduce the risk of dying in a home fire in half and having a plan of escape may be what saves the lives of you and your family in the event your house becomes engulfed in fire,” stated Captain Sabrina Puckett.