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Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Fire and EMS Department is investigating the cause of a house fire in the Winston area of Douglas County. Douglas County E-911 Operators began receiving calls at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday night for reports of a house fire near the location of Veterans Memorial Highway and Campground Road in the Winston area of Douglas County.
"The first firefighters who arrived on the scene at 7:14 p.m. found heavy flames coming from the house," said Rick Martin, Douglas County Fire Department spokesman. "The flames were so heavy, firefighters initial response was defensive before attacking the flames and working to put it out.." Firefighters soon gained control of the fire and conducted a search of the structure. After a secondary search was done, firefighters determined no one was home. "Firefighters were also able to determine there was no power to the structure at the time of the fire," Martin said. "The utility company confirmed that the house had no electricity, but it's unclear who and where the owners of the home were at the time of the blaze.
A fire investigator was called to the scene. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted with traffic as the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway was closed for a few hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.