Officials released this photograph of a woman being carried from a house fire in DeKalb County on Tuesday.
Photo: DeKalb County Fire Rescue
Photo: DeKalb County Fire Rescue

Woman carried to safety after DeKalb home goes up in flames

A DeKalb County firefighter carried a woman to safety after a fire partially engulfed a house Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze on Justin Lane near Lithonia sent two people to the hospital with minor smoke-related injuries, DeKalb County Fire Rescue said in a post on social media.

Heavy smoke emanated from the house Tuesday afternoon.
Photo: DeKalb County Fire Rescue

The fire started about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The initial call indicated people may have been trapped inside, the fire department said.

Photos sent out by the fire department show smoke coming from all sides of the house, with the left side up in flames.

The three people inside during the fire were able to get themselves out. One was shown in a photograph being carried to safety by a DeKalb firefighter.

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In other news:

The DeKalb school system is planning to build a new high school costing nearly $90 million. That’s more than twice the cost of brand-new high schools just a few miles away.



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