County firefighters along with the Woodstock Fire and Rescue responded to the fire on Riverstone Lane in Woodstock Wednesday afternoon, said Tim Cavender, Cherokee County public information officer.
“A middle-aged couple that was residing at the home found their garage on fire and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher,” Cavender said.
“After their attempt was unsuccessful, they called 911. Firefighters arrived on scene to report a working structure fire. The fire continued to spread and a portion of the home’s roof fell in.”
Cavender said about two-thirds of the house was destroyed by the fire, while other parts of the house received smoke, fire and water damage. No injuries were reported.
Both lanes of Riverstone Lane were blocked until the clean-up operation was over.
Cavender said the fire is still under investigation.