Dogs Saved from Georgia House Fire

At 4:46 p.m. on Dec. 19, communications officers with Barrow County Emergency Services received several 911 calls reporting smoke and fire showing from a home in the 900 block of Justin Drive. Engine 1, Engine 6, Med 6 and Battalion 1 were dispatched...


At 4:46 p.m. on Dec. 19, communications officers with Barrow County Emergency Services received several 911 calls reporting smoke and fire showing from a home in the 900 block of Justin Drive.

Engine 1, Engine 6, Med 6 and Battalion 1 were dispatched firefighters reported smoke showing from the home with flames visible in the kitchen area.

Firefighters quickly made access to the home to conduct a search and extinguish the fire.

While conducting the search of the house, firefighters found two dogs in the home. Firefighters were able to safely remove the dogs from the smoke and take them outside of the house.

One dog was covered in soot and having some difficulty breathing. Firefighters utilized a mask designed for dogs to give the dog oxygen to clear its lungs of smoke.

Both dogs are doing well thanks to the efforts of firefighters. 

Firefighters were also able to bring the fire quickly under control and contain it to the area the fire started in.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Investigation Team and the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office. 

Units on scene: Engine 6, Engine 1, Med 6 and Battalion 1