‘Stubborn’ fire rips through Atlanta home

A “pretty stubborn fire” ripped through a southwest Atlanta home early Monday, leaving two adults and three children without a place to live, an official said.

When firefighters learned about the blaze, they thought two of the family members were asleep inside the home in the 2500 block of Barge Road.

“Upon arrival, crews found (all) residents had made it out of the house,” Atlanta fire Capt. Andre Owens told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


He said the fire got into the attic, but crews were able to get in and “do an aggressive attack on it.”

A second fire truck was canceled once crews extinguished the fire.

Officials said it was too early to tell if smoke detectors were in the house.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

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