No one was home during a fire at an Austell home.
No one was injured in a Saturday fire that completely consumed an Austell home. When Austell firefighters arrived to the home of 1314 Cochise Drive in Austell on Saturday afternoon, the fire had grown so large, they requested additional support from the Cobb Fire Department. Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins, official spokesman for the city, told South Cobb Patch that he did not have many details about the fire. Jerkins said the city's fire department continues to investigate to discover the cause.
One fireman was injured while extinguishing the blaze.
No was seriously injured in a fire at a duplex on Joe Jerkins Boulevard Friday evening. However, a fireman was burned on his ear and his neck and subsequently transported to Grady Hospital, said Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins. Douglas County Fire Department joined Austell Fire Department to extinguish the blaze, which started when one resident dropped his cigarette on a bed. Tim Trammell, 52, said his cigarette dropped and caught his bedspread on fire. As he tried to bring the mattress outside, the smoke and fire overpowered him. Soon, most of the room was consumed. "It just got out of hand," Tim Trammell said. "I couldn't put it out, just too much smoke." His mother, 86-year-old Evelyn Trammell, also lived in the home. She said she and her son…
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