DeKalb County Fire operates on heavy fire with fatalities
By SHANE SHIFFLETT, Correspondent | January 09, 2021 | IOWA
Story No. 011121100
Photo by Shane Shifflett Aftermath of the five fatalities
DeKalb County, Georgia; DCFR communications was dispatched at 00:45 hrs at Del Rio Terrace & Redwing Circle with a 1 story house with the first arriving engine reporting 80% involved with a car in driveway. Crews immediately began searching through the rear of the house house. due to fire conditions with two hand lines in operation. At
00:52 command advised by neighbors that mother and children were unaccounted with crews searching in uninvolved parts of house. At
00:55 command advising Heavy 24 HAS located one entrapped person, Primary searches continue with heavy fire conditions. During the intensive searches under high heat conditions crews have located FOUR Juveniles inside all fatal. Adult is also deceased on scene. Command requested the DC Medical Examiner to scene. At 01:04 command declared the fire under control & the father had arrived on scene.Fire investigators continue the investigation.
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