Bartow Fire and Emergency Services were extremely busy Sunday. A local woman was airlifted to an area hospital to be treated for serious burns and a camper was destroyed by fire.
On Sunday, June 12, 2022, at approximately 9:05 p.m., BCFES were called 130 Amberwood Lane, Kingston for a camper fire. The caller said the camper was heavily involved and very close to the residence. Crews were notified that the house had also caught fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a fully involved camper and heavy fire to the residence. Multiple units responded and aided in extinguishing both fires. The camper was a total loss, and the house received moderate damage. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
Just 30 minutes earlier, crews were called to a home in Acworth for a person with serious burn injuries. The caller reported that a bed at 5971 Elm Drive, Acworth had caught fire. The fire had been extinguished, but a woman in the home had significant burns. She was treated on scene and transferred to Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service. The woman was later transported by air ambulance for burn treatment. A male victim with minor burns refused treatment. No other injuries were reported. The fire was likely caused by someone smoking in bed.
Crews with Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services were called for water rescue at approximately 8:25 p.m. Five people were tubing on the Etowah River at mile marker 30. They became concerned about possible hypothermia, approximately 2 hours away from the exit. Bartow County Fire Boat 3 was dispatched and used to locate and rescue the subjects from the water. No injuries were reported.