Henry County Firefighters Make a Great Stop on Afternoon Fire
On June 21st in McDonough, a large plume of dark smoke could be seen from the parking lot of the Target Store on Jonesboro Road as firefighters battled a house fire just one exit north. At just before twelve-thirty this afternoon, Henry County Firefighters responded to a house fire at 315 Meadowbrook Drive, in McDonough. First arriving units were faced with a heavily engulfed structure fire. Although the firefighters were confronted with heavy fire conditions, entry was made into the structure in an aggressive attack to save the home. Fortunately, crews were able to quickly knock the fire down containing it to the area of origin and saving the remainder of the home.
On arrival there was heavy smoke showing from the garage area of a one story residential structure. During initial walk around, heavy smoke and flames were reported. Despite the amount of fire present in this one-alarm fire and due to an aggressive interior attack, fire spread and extensive fire damage was prevented. "Fortunately, there was no one home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.
We would like to encourage homeowners to practice fire safety in their home and with their families. If you do not have a fire escape plan, take time to make one, review with all persons residing in home, and then practice it regularly. Also, we would like to remind citizens of the importance of not only having a smoke alarms, but checking them monthly to ensure they are working properly. Prepare today to possibly save you from devastation later!” stated Captain Sabrina Puckett.
Origin and cause of the fire are unknown at this time. Fire investigation is underway by Henry County Fire Investigators.
Fortunately, no injuries reported.
More information will be released as it becomes available.