A single-family home on Harry McCarty Road sustained serious damage during a Tuesday morning fire.
According to Barrow County Emergency Services public information officer Lt. Scott Dakin, units were at the scene within minutes of the 10:25 a.m. 911 call.
On arrival, firefighters discovered smoke coming from the roof.
“Upon investigation by firefighters on the scene they determined that one room of the home was fully involved with fire spread to an adjacent room,” Dakin said.
Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to other parts of the house. Though fire damage was confined to the two rooms and attic space above, the remainder of the house sustained smoke damage.
“Our crews did a good job of containing the fire and stopping the spread,” said Dakin. “We were able to get inside quickly and reduce the damage done by this fire.”
The fire is believed to have originated in a brick fireplace and chimney. The exact cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.
The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family of two displaced by the fire.