Lights and Sirens

Woolsey fire claims three lives

The three victims of the Saturday night home fire on Ga. Highway 92 South all died of smoke inhalation, two of them only a few feet from the front door, officials said.

The victims in the April 5 house fire were 61-year-old Valerie Phillips, 64-year-old Darrell Phillips and their daughter, 30-year-old Emily, according to Fayette County Fire Chief David Scarbrough.

Scarbrough said autopsies by the Ga. Bureau of Investigation confirmed that all three family members died of smoke inhalation and that dental records had been used to positively identify the victims. Read More»

Fire damages N. Fayette home Thurs.

Flames licked from the roof of the home as firefighters worked to put water on the blaze to knock it down. Photo/John Munford.

A Thursday morning structure fire severely damaged a home on Lees Mill Road in north Fayette County owned by the family of county commissioner Allen McCarty.

The fire was reported to 911 by an employee of Coweta-Fayette EMC who happened to notice smoke coming from the home at 163 Lees Mill Road as he drove by, according to Division Chief Pete Nelms of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Prior to calling 911, the employee, Curtis Camp, went to the door and notified the occupant of the home so she could go to safety while he reported the fire to authorities. Read More»

Locals save crash victims from burning vehicle

It was an occasion which required the actions of Good Samaritans to step up and save lives. The lives of a father and daughter from Sharpsburg were saved March 30 when Sharpsburg resident Mike Burgess at the scene of the accident removed them from their burning car and several others took them to a safe area and attended to them until public safety officers arrived.

Ga. State Patrol Sgt. James Corbett said the two-car accident involving a Lexus SUV and a Porsche occurred at approximately 7 p.m. at the traffic signal at Ga. highways 34 and 54 at the entrance to the NCG Cinemas area. Read More»

Father, daughter pulled from fiery wreck near movie theater Sunday

A March 30 car crash in front of the NCG Cinemas at the intersection of Ga. highways 34 and 54 just west of Peachtree City resulted in a vehicle fire and a heroic — and successful — effort to remove two passengers from the burning car.

Ga. State Patrol Sgt. James Corbett said the March 30 accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. at the traffic signal at Ga. highway 34 and 54 at the entrance to the NCG Cinemas area. Read More»

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Fayetteville gets a movie role; traffic halts

Motorists traveling through Fayetteville should expect sporadic traffic delays as Hollywood comes to town. Traffic through downtown will experience some delays through the end of the week as filming continues in and around the Holiday Inn for “Term Life.”

The movie starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailey Seinfield is being filmed in and around the Holiday Inn located at Ga. Highway 85 and Lanier Avenue, across from the historic old Fayette County Courthouse. Read More»

Smoky conditions reported Friday afternoon in Fayette no cause for alarm

Smoke reports were coming in late Friday afternoon from across Fayette County. County public safety officials said the smoke is entering the county from a controlled burn in Meriwether County.

Fayette Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Pete Nelms at 6:45 p.m. said winds from a controlled burn in Meriwether County are carrying smoke into the Fayette County area. The 911 center is experiencing a number of smoke-related calls, with some residents believing the smoke is perhaps from a nearby fire. Read More»

Home a total loss after March 14 fire on Hilo Rd.

Firefighters battle a Hilo Road house fire. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A late morning house fire March 14 at 210 Hilo Road south of Fayetteville resulted in a total loss of the home. A relative inside the home was escorted to safety by a Comcast representative who had arrived for a service call.

The Comcast service representative had arrived at the home of Bob Arnold’s son, Kevin, at approximately 11 a.m. Bob Arnold, who lives next door, had opened the house for the service call, said Fayette Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Donnie Davis. Read More»

F’ville woman dies of injuries from being struck by vehicle Feb. 10 on Banks Road

A Fayetteville woman struck by a vehicle on Banks Road on Feb. 10 subsequently died at Atlanta Medical Center on March 12, officials said.

Frances Amber Bounds, 30, was struck by a vehicle on Feb. 10 at approximately 6:50 p.m. and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Bounds died of the injuries she sustained on Feb. 10, Babb said.

The pedestrian was struck on Banks Road near Ellis Road by a vehicle traveling eastbound, said Babb. Read More»

Home a total loss in March 14 fire

Home a total loss in March 14 fire

A late morning house fire on March 14 at 210 Hilo Road south of Fayetteville was a complete loss. Bob Arnold, who lives next door, was in the house with a Comcast service staff who noticed the fire in the basement and escorted Arnold out of the house. The fire was worked by multiple units from Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services and the Fayetteville Fire Dept. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Gas leak shuts entrance to PTC Walmart, Home Depot

A gas leak that sprung just after 11 a.m. today is ongoing, resulting in the closure of the entrance road to the Peachtree City Walmart and Home Depot, fire officials said.

It could be 7 p.m. or later before the gas leak can be repaired, according to estimates communicated by Atlanta Gas Light, city fire officials said.

The nearby Chase bank decided to close because of the gas leak, attributed to a break in a two-inch service line, officials said.

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