Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services responded to numerous calls over the weekend, some resulting in major structural damage but no injuries. On Friday, June 24, 2022, at approximately 8:08 p.m., BCFES responded to a report of a fire with a structure endangered at 38 Mint Road, Kingston. The caller advised there was possibly a wildfire due to the sounds and ash falling into the yard. The call could also see the woods on fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a woods fire that was approximately 2 acres in size and moving towards a residential structure. Georgia Forestry Commission was dispatched to use a dozer to create a fire break around the fire. No injuries were reported, and no damage was done to the residence.
According to reports, On Saturday, June 25, 2022, at approximately 11:43 p.m., BCFES responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 1171 Cassville Road, Cartersville. The caller advised there was black smoke in the house. The occupants were awakened by their smoke alarms; everyone was able to get out of the house. Crews arrived on scene to find a single-story structure with heavy flames showing. Firefighters set up an attack line and were able to put the fire out. There were no civilian injuries or fatalities, however, their 2 dogs were not able to make it out. The home received major damage. It’s unknown at this time how the fire started.
Working smoke detectors are credited with saving this family, everyone was able to make it out due to working smoke alarms. If you do not have working smoke alarms, you may contact BCFES Station 1, 770-387-5151, to find out how to obtain them.