Firefighter hospitalized, 2 dogs killed after overnight blaze at East Point home

An East Point firefighter was hospitalized after suffering heat exhaustion while battling a blaze at a two-story home, authorities said. Two dogs were killed in the fire.
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An East Point firefighter was hospitalized after suffering heat exhaustion while battling a blaze at a two-story home, authorities said. Two dogs were killed in the fire.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A firefighter was hospitalized and two dogs were killed after a blaze erupted overnight at an East Point home, authorities said.

Firefighters were called to a home in the 2100 block of Kenny Court about 2:20 a.m., East Point city spokeswoman Renita Shelton said Saturday.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported heavy flames coming from the right side of the two-story house with the home’s occupants safely outside. One of the residents was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

After the blaze was extinguished, firefighters discovered two dead dogs inside the home, Shelton said, and one firefighter was transported to Atlanta Medical Center after suffering heat exhaustion. He was treated and released Saturday evening, Shelton said.

No other injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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