Troup and West Point fire respond to structure fire Sunday

Published 11:00 am Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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According to a press release, the Troup County Fire Department and the West Point Fire Department responded to a fire that occurred at a two-story residential building located at 1195 Shoemaker Road in West Point, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2022, at approximately 10:24 p.m.

“Responders found heavy fire involvement on all sides of the building 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,” the release said.

According to the press release the home and its contents were lost as a result of the fire, the two occupants managed to exit the building safely.

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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.