Two injured in early morning Harwell Ave. fire; cause unknown

Published 10:00 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

The LaGrange Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire on Harwell Avenue that injured two.

The LaGrange Fire Department was dispatched Friday at 4:18 a.m. to 402 Harwell Avenue for the report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival, crews were met with heavy fire coming from the rear of the structure. LaGrange Fire and Troup County Fire worked in conjunction to bring the fire under control at 6:02 a.m.  The property is considered a total loss, according to the press release.

Two people sustained injuries while exiting the structure.  One female was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital with burn and inhalation injuries.  Another female was checked by EMS and released on the scene.

The fire spread to three vehicles and outside structures which were all a total loss. The pre-incident value of the structure was $71,000, with an estimated content and exposure value of $65,000.  The estimated total loss was $136,000.

The American Red Cross is assisting residents affected by the fire.