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Henry County fire damages 14 homes

1:11 PM, Jul 1, 2012   |    comments
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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. --A group of side-by-side townhomes were damaged by a fast moving fire Saturday in the Flippen Woods subdivision.

Henry County firefighters were challenged by record temperatures as they fought flames that spread from rooftop to rooftop along a series of townhomes that stood just feet apart.

A total of 14 homes were damaged, seven seriously.

At one point, a toddler was believed to be trapped in the flames, but was later found safe outside.

One woman was transported to a local hospital for an asthma attack. She was later released only to come home and find her house gutted.

A resident said he heard an explosion and believed the fire began in an air conditioning unit. Fire officials have not determined how or where the fire started.

The Red Cross helped find shelter for 25 adults and children whose homes were heavily damaged.

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