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Fire destroys waterfront home

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) – An intense fire destroyed a waterfront home in Lee County.

Firefighters got the call just after 8:30 Wednesday night, and it took them more than an hour to get the fire under control.

It took firefighters less than a minute to get to the 100 block of Sandy Beach Road on the banks of Kinchafoonee Creek; the house was fully involved when they arrived.

Three people were inside the home when the fire started and made it out safely.

The fire chief told WALB the home was large with several additions. The flames spread to the garage where flammable chemicals made fighting the flames difficult.

They don't know how the fire started and remained on the scene for several more hours putting out hot spots.

That fire also destroyed one vehicle parked at the home, but firefighters were able to save another one.

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