Mother killed, child critically injured after overnight fire at Cobb home

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The fire happened in the 4000 block of Missy Way in Powder Springs.

A woman has died and a child is in critical condition after being rescued from an overnight fire at a Cobb County home.

The woman, her son and her husband were taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital early Thursday morning. Investigators confirmed to AJC.com the woman died at the hospital of fire-related injuries.

None of the victims have been identified. However, officials described the woman as being in her late 30s and the boy as middle school-age, Channel 2 Action News reported.

 

According to Cobb County fire officials, the man called 911 just after midnight to report his home in the 4800 block of Missy Way outside Powder Springs was on fire, and his wife and child were still inside.

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Neighbors could see flames shooting into the air when a home on Missy Way caught fire early Thursday morning. (Contributed by Ariel Valdez)

Neighbors could see flames shooting into the air when a home on Missy Way caught fire early Thursday morning. (Contributed by Ariel Valdez)
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Neighbors could see flames shooting into the air when a home on Missy Way caught fire early Thursday morning. (Contributed by Ariel Valdez)

When crews arrived, they found heavy fire on the back side of the house, fire department spokeswoman Denell Boyd said.

One person was rescued using a ladder in the front of the house and the other using a ladder in the back, she said.

Crews are still on scene working to investigate the cause of the blaze.

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An investigation into the cause of a fatal fire at a Missy Way home continues.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

An investigation into the cause of a fatal fire at a Missy Way home continues.
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An investigation into the cause of a fatal fire at a Missy Way home continues.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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