Ga. House Fire Leaves One Dead, Four Injured

Barrow County firefighters responded to the 2:17 a.m. blaze and found the home at the end of a long driveway fully involved.


The fire started in the area of the sun room and dining room of the home and spread quickly due to the open layout of the home. Investigators have concluded that the most probable cause of the fire was an electrical failure inside the structure. “The Fire Investigation Team would like to thank Forensic And Scientific Testing for their assistance,” commented Lieutenant Darst. “They were able to provide technical assistance that helped us determine the cause.”

 “This was a challenging call for all involved,” commented Chief Dennis Merrifield. “From the communication officers at our 911 center to all on the scene, each person worked hard to get the best result from this incident. With the limited resources on scene, and having four patients and reports of a fifth, each and every person did an incredible job and worked hard for hours. This is not an everyday event, and they all worked so hard and so well to handle this incident. They made this department and the citizens we serve very proud today, amidst this tragic event.” 

Units on scene: Engines 4, 5 and 6, Med 4, 5, 6, and 7, Battalion 1, Car 2,3 and 10