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5 people escape large fire at home near Atlanta

Authorities are investigating a fire that heavily damaged a $1.3 million home in Sandy Springs, just north of Atlanta.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that heavily damaged a $1.3 million home in Sandy Springs, just north of Atlanta.

Fire officials say five people and their dogs were able to escape the fire early Thursday morning.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1mBXagE) that firefighters were still dealing with small flare ups around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, but most of the fire had been extinguished.

A fire battalion chief said he believes the fire started near two decks on the back side of the house.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

 

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