Cobb County crews battle large house fire amid hazardous, freezing conditions

Crews are investigating a fire that destroyed a Cobb County home.

Cobb County fire officials said early Sunday, crews received reports of a fire at a home on Dawson Drive near Powder Springs.

When crews arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the garage and front of the home.

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According to the homeowners, after being woken up by their smoke alarm, they opened the door to the garage to find heavy smoke and flames coming from inside. Both residents escaped the home without being injured.

Officials confirmed that the family dog did not get out of the fire.

Fire officials at the home told Channel 2′s Justin Carter that the low temperatures made it even more dangerous for crews.

“This makes this really hazardous for firefighters,” Chris Smith, a spokesperson for the Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services, said.

In weather like this, he says they rotate crews to avoid injury.

He also added that due to the hazardous cold, extinguishing the fire was more difficult since the water crews were utilizing quickly began to freeze.


Neighbors said they woke up to the sound of explosions.

Smith says they are looking into if fireworks or car tires in the garage led to the noise.

The home has been deemed a total loss.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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