Fire heavily damages Augusta home and scorches the one next door

Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 4:36 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - An Augusta home went up in flames that also damaged the house next door early Wednesday near the medical district.

The fire was reported at 4:26 a.m. in the 1700 block of Walker Street, according to the Augusta Fire Department.

Crews arrived to find a wood-frame house fully engulfed in flames that were already damaging a house just a few feet away.

By 5 a.m., the burning house appeared to be very heavily damaged, with flames still roaring. Authorities said no one was inside the possibly abandoned home.

However, someone was inside a nearly identical house just a few feet away next door when the fire broke out.

Two adults and three children were evacuated from that home, which was heavily damaged, according to Augusta Fire/EMA. Crews on the scene told News 12 that seven people live in the home, but two were not there at the time.

As crews battled the blaze, nearby residents stepped outside to watch in the neighborhood that’s made up of older wood-frame houses, many of them shotgun-style, close to the roadway on heavily wooded small lots.

The fire was out by about 5:30 a.m.

No one was injured and no cause has been determined, according to authorities.

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