Six people escape early Wednesday morning fire in Walker County thanks to working smoke alarms
Rock Spring, GA – Six people escaped a burning home early this morning in Walker County, thanks in part to working smoke alarms installed by Walker County Fire Rescue. 911 received a call at 3:31 a.m. reporting a structure fire with entrapment at 533 Worthington Gap Road. When Walker County Fire Rescue arrived, everyone inside had escaped the blaze. Emergency crews transported four of the family members to the hospital for treatment, one with critical burns and three for smoke inhalation. Fire officials say working smoke alarms inside the home activated and warned the family of the fire. Walker County Fire Rescue installed three new alarms in the home in October 2018 as part of their community service program. Any Walker County resident in need of free smoke alarms can contact Walker County Fire Rescue at 706-539-1255 to schedule an appointment for installation. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. The home is considered a total loss.