When a fire broke out at a Buckhead mansion late Wednesday night, officials said the homeowners tried unsuccessfully to put out the flames.
The blaze only grew, Channel 2 Action News reported. It took extra resources to put out the fire at the home on Blackland Road in Buckhead’s upscale Tuxedo Park neighborhood, Atlanta fire officials told the news station.
Conditions on arrival of house #fire at intersection of Blackland Rd NW & Putnam Drive. Fire is now under control. Occupants and pets were able to escape without injury. Cause is under investigation. #AFRD#Buckheadpic.twitter.com/OWvVM11qNW
The home’s residents all made it out without injuries, but officials said the structure has major damage.
"It's a large home, it's a cold night,” Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford told Channel 2 from the scene. “So we have resources out here to, number one, to make sure that the fire was extinguished safely."
The fire started around 11 p.m. at the two-story home near the corner of Putnam Drive. Smoke plumed out of the second floor, according to Channel 2.
About a dozen firefighters were called in to battle the blaze, Stafford said. They also helped to rescue a cat inside.