Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Late Morning Fire Sends One to Area Hospital

January 7, 2018

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded to a structure fire this morning at 11 o’clock at the East Gate Mobile Home Park, located at 6310 Bells Ferry Road, near Woodstock.

Firefighters reported seeing heavy smoke and flames prior to arriving on scene. According to Battalion Chief Kevin Lanier, a 54 year old woman was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta to be checked for smoke inhalation. The woman’s husband and her son and his girlfriend were also in the mobile home and were able to escape without injury. One cat that was inside the residence was taken to an emergency veterinarian to be checked out. Another cat that was also inside the mobile home has not been located at this time.

The fire completely destroyed the mobile home and the American Red Cross has been called to assist the family. Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Shane Daniel, continues to investigate a cause of the late morning fire.

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The late morning fire completely gutted the mobile home.
The late morning fire completely gutted the mobile home. (click image for slideshow)
Firefighters begin to secure the area around the mobile home.
Firefighters begin to secure the area around the mobile home.
Numerous firefighters responded to the fire call this morning.
Numerous firefighters responded to the fire call this morning.
Cherokee County Fire Investigator goes through the rubble.
Cherokee County Fire Investigator goes through the rubble.
The fire destroyed the trailer.
The fire destroyed the trailer.