Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Service spokesman Tim Cavender said the house, located at 4193 Earney Road off Hickory Flat Highway in Woodstock, was completely destroyed in the blaze.
“The residents of the home, three adults and two juveniles, were able to escape without injury,” Cavender said Monday.
However, the family’s pets did not survive the fire, he said.
“The fire investigator said the family did have pets in the house, but didn’t know what kind they were,” Cavender added.
The family, a “mom, dad, 93-year-old woman, and two kids,” rented the house and did not have renter’s insurance, so The American Red Cross was called in to assist the family and help provide temporary housing, Cavender said.
“Cherokee County 911 received the call from one of the residents of the home who stated that his house was on fire. Neighbors also called 911 stating that they could see smoke and flames,” Cavender said. “Cherokee County firefighters arrived on the scene to find the one story wooden structure fully involved.”
Cavender said both lanes of Earney Road were blocked while firefighters worked to put out the blaze. The cause of the fire is being investigated by a Cherokee County fire investigator.