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Family gets out in time after house catches fire

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 People inside a burning home in Valdosta this afternoon had no idea it was on fire.

Lucky for them, an alert family driving by saw the fire.

They stopped and yelled at the folks inside to get out of the house.

Flames and smoke engulf this house on Bemiss Road this afternoon and with the help of a family driving by the people inside got out just in time. A man was doing yard work on the other side of the house and didn't realize there was a fire in the garage.

 "He grabbed a hose and I grabbed a stick and we got everybody out a young girl with two babies and another guy and in five minutes the house was gone," said Jeannie Fuller.

Meanwhile her husband Chip called 9-1-1.

When the Fuller's were passing by they noticed a fire in the garage.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire and with this fire, it's a miracle no one was hurt.

The southbound lanes of Bemiss Road have reopened.

The fire department won't release the names of victims until their report is complete.


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