Smoke Alarms Alert a Henry County Family in Morning Fire
At 10:00 a.m. on March 20th, Henry County Firefighters arrived on the scene of an approximate seven thousand square foot, two-story residential structure fire. Heavy smoke and flames were visible on arrival with approximately fifty percent involvement. Henry County crews made a quick stop containing the fire to an approximate sixty percent fire loss. Fortunately, there were working smoke alarms that alerted the occupants to exit the structure and all occupants were out and uninjured on our arrival.
No injuries were reported. Origin and cause are under investigation by Henry County Fire Investigators. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the displaced family of three adults and three children.
“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 this morning. 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.