Two story home catches fire on Shoemaker Road

Published 5:17 pm Monday, January 24, 2022

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A fire occurred at a two-story residential building located at 1195 Shoemaker Road in West Point, Georgia, on Sunday, at approximately 10:24 p.m., according to a press release from Troup County.

Responding units were dispatched from the Troup County Fire Department and the West Point Fire Department, who responded under Automatic Aid to assist Troup County. Responders found heavy fire involvement on all sides of the building upon arrival and immediately established a positive water supply and began defensive operations, including using a truck-mounted master stream along with multiple hand lines to suppress the flames while simultaneously protecting a nearby liquefied-petroleum tank from exposure.

Though the home and its contents were lost as a result of the fire, the two occupants managed to exit the building safely, according to the press release. They are now being assisted by the Red Cross in order to meet their housing and basic needs. No injuries were sustained by either the occupants or the on-scene firefighters and responders throughout the event.

The Troup County Fire Marshal is currently conducting an investigation into the fire, but no cause has been determined at this time.