Posted: Tuesday, October 8th 2013 at 12:10pm
Fire chief releases more details about Baldwin fire
By Rob Moore Editor
BALDWIN - Baldwin Fire Chief Joe Roy has released more details about Sunday night's fire in the Windy Knoll Subdivision near Baldwin.
He described the initial situation, saying, "We had a 4,500-square-foot, two-story, full-basement house with smoke showing from the basement."
Water supply was an issue in the mountainside subdivision, located just inside Banks County but in Baldwin's immediate response area.
"We had issues with lack of water on the hydrants and one of our fire trucks broke down, causing us to evacuate firefighters from a interior attack to a exterior attack," Roy said.
Those situations combined to cause problems for firefighters.
"The house became fully involved and we ended up having to call in more help for a water shuttle," Roy said. "Habersham Station 12 helped with manpower and water supply. Cornelia Fire Department also helped with water supply."
The four-bedroom Bradley Drive home was destroyed by the blaze, paged out at 10:40 p.m. Sunday.
"We had one firefighter to sustain a minor burn to the side of his face," Roy said. "No civilians were hurt."
State fire investigators are continuing their probe into the cause of the fire.
"The house was a total loss," Roy said.
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