Fire blazes Atmore home

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, March 8, 2017

AFD: Cause is yet to be determined

Atmore firefighters battled an evening blaze that claimed a residence on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. on Monday.

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Chief Ronald Peebles said firefighters arrived on scene at 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. at 8:57 p.m.

“When we arrived, the north side of the house, which had two back windows had flames rolling out of them,” Peebles said. “The boys jumped in there and knocked it down quick.”

Peebles said the responders made an interior attack on the north side of the house to quell the flames.

The cause is undetermined as of Tuesday morning, he said.

The resident of the house made it out of the house safe, Peebles said.

“She busted the window out and had some cuts on her,” he said, adding that she was taken to the hospital, where she received some stitches.

With the fire out on the bottom part of the house, steam and smoke could be seen flowing out of the top part of the house.

Peebles said firefighters kept poking around to find the fire.

“We finally found it in the attic between the studded wall,” he said.

Peebles said the fire burned through the attic in between the studded wall.

The AFD, which was also assisted by the Poarch Fire Department, finished up at 11:30 p.m.