February 1st, 2023 – 1:30 PM
Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter
On Wednesday morning a structure fire was reported to 911 in the Garden Lakes area. First responders arriving in the area noted a large column of smoke. Upon arrival at the scene, the Rome Floyd Fire Department confirmed a fully involved structure fire with smoke pouring out of the attic area of a residence on Crosscreek Drive.
Rome Floyd Fire Fighters were able to contain and extinguish the blaze quickly. The occupant of the residence was able to get out of the home safely according to Battalion Chief Greg Abbott.
According to preliminary information provided at the scene, the fire was ruled to have originated in the back left side of the home but the origin of the fire was still being investigated at the time of this report.