A fire that started on the front porch of a house on Smith Lane Thursday caused about $3,000 in damages, said Ware County Fire Capt. Joe McPhaul.
Ware County fire department personnel were dispatched to 4549 Smith Lane at 1:06 p.m. They arrived at 1:13 p.m. and found Georgia Department of Transportation official Kelly King and another man on the scene using a garden hose to fight the fire, said McPhaul.
“They apparently were in the area on a job and saw it, they stopped and did a pretty good job of keeping it knocked down until we got there,” said McPhaul.
The owner of the house is Christine Stone, he said. Nobody was injured, but, McPhaul said, a puppy was rescued by firefighters and brought outside to the owner.
The cause of the fire is undetermined, McPhaul said. The blaze torched the porch and the siding on the house “a pretty good lick,” McPhaul said. He said some clothing on the porch that was designated for Good Will was destroyed by the flames.
McPhaul was in charge of the fire units, who were assisted by the Georgia inmate fire crew from Ware State Prison. Ware County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Ware County Emergency Medical Service technicians were also on the scene to assist, McPhaul said.