CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County firefighters along with the City of Cleveland and Lee Arrendale firefighters responded to a residential fire on Ricky West Road today (Jan. 16) at 4:30 a.m.
The home owner called in the fire but he informed the 9-1-1 Center that the house was already heavily involved and that he was the only occupant. He also stated that he suspects it may have started in the chimney and spread quickly through the home. The fire is currently under investigation by White County Fire Investigator, however, it is not deemed suspicious.
Firefighters were on scene for more than five hours. The White County CERT REHAB truck was called to the scene to assist firefighters and the home owner. Fire personnel continued to check on the property throughout the day for hot spots. No injuries were reported and assistance from Red Cross was declined.
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