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Fayette Firefighters face busy week

Crews respond to a fire on Riveroak Drive.

It’s been a busy week for Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services.

Wednesday evening, crews with Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services battled a blaze off 92 South. Multiple units were needed to get the fire in the home on Riveroak Drive under control. When crews arrived on the scene, there was heavy fire involvement in the garage spreading to the interior and attic. There were still units on the scene Thursday morning guarding against hot spots due to areas where the structure collapsed. The structure is a total loss, though some contents from the basement may be salvageable. There were also two minor injuries reported to firefighters. According to Deputy Fire Chief Tom Bartlett, no cause has been determined at this time.

Crews were able to save the payload of this tractor trailer.

Also on Wednesday night, they put out a fire at a home on Tyrone Road. The fire started in the kitchen related to cooking and spread to the attic. The home suffered moderate damage, and no one was injured.

On Tuesday morning, several crews responded to a tractor trailer fire on Highway 74 at Tyrone Road. Northbound lanes were blocked as Engines 3, 11, and 2, Tanker 11, and Rescue 4 responded. The driver recognized the fire and was able to pull over to the side of the road and safely escape. Crews were able to save both the trailer and the load of rolled paper it was carrying.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.