As of Monday, December 10, 2012
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Clayton News Daily
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Clayton County firefighters used a large fan to blow smoke out of a charred home at 10057 Tara Glynn Drive in Hampton after they extinguished the blaze.
HAMPTON — No one was home when a Hampton home ignited into flames Monday, said Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Battalion Chief Dana Lee.
Lee said the house fire call came in at 11:34 a.m., for a home located at 10057 Tara Glynn Drive.
Nearly 20 firefighters and emergency technicians responded to the house fire, according to Lee.
“When we got here, we saw smoke coming from the roof,” Lee said. “There were flames shooting out of the rear of the house.”
Lee said a neighbor called 911.
No firefighters were injured. Fire investigators were at the scene to determine its cause, he said.
Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke out of the home. They also brought a smoking mattress outside.
“It was smoldering and it puts out toxic smoke,” Lee explained. “It could reignite the fire, so they brought it out of the house.”