Six People Escape Early Morning Fire in Walker County

Photo of a house and cars burned up

Updated at 12:00 p.m. – The cause of the fire has been ruled as electrical. The point of origin was the front wall of the living room where the Christmas tree was located. A resident told the Fire Marshal the tree was left on overnight.

Worthington Gap Fire (4)Walker County Fire Rescue installed three new smoke alarms at this home on October 2, 2018. There were not working smoke alarms in this home prior to the family taking advantage of our free community service program.

Any Walker County resident in need of free smoke alarms can contact Walker County Fire Rescue at 706-539-1255 to schedule an appointment for installation.

Rock Spring, GA – Six people escaped a burning home early this morning in Walker County, thanks in part to working smoke alarms installed by Walker County Fire Rescue.

911 received a call at 3:31 a.m. reporting a structure fire with entrapment at 533 Worthington Gap Road. When Walker County Fire Rescue arrived, everyone inside had escaped the blaze.

Emergency crews transported four of the family members to the hospital for treatment, one with critical burns and three for smoke inhalation.

Fire officials say working smoke alarms inside the home activated and warned the family of the fire. 

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. The home is considered a total loss.


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