The cause of a large house fire that shut down Highway 124 in Barrow County for several hours on Thursday is under investigation.
According a press release sent by Barrow County Emergency Services Lt. Scott Dakin, communication officers received a 911 call just after 4 p.m. reporting the blaze at 1129 Hwy. 124 in unincorporated Barrow County. Fire responders found the home heavily involved in flames.
Engines 4 and 5, Med units 4 and 7, Ladder 7 and Battalion 1 responded from Barrow County. Deputy Chief John Skinner and the West Jackson Fire Department also responded to assist firefighters, reported Dakin. It took 2400 feet of hose line to extinguish the fire due to the distance of the house from the road.
The fire displaced three adults and seven children. None of the family members was injured by the fire. The American Red Cross responded to assist them. One Barrow County firefighter was taken to Barrow Regional Medical Center where he was treated and later released.
The home suffered heavy damage. A fire investigation team is working to determine the cause.
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