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Flames, smoke circle Hampton House

Residents not at home during blaze

Photo by Elaine Rackley
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.

Photo by Elaine Rackley 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.

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Photo by Elaine Rackley Nearly 20 Clayton County firefighters and emergency medical technicians responded to a Hampton house fire Monday.

Nearly 20 firefighters and emergency technicians responded to the house fire, according to Lee.

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Photo by Elaine Rackley Clayton County firefighter Chris Allen carries an extinguisher to assist firefighters at the scene of a Hampton house fire.

“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.

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Photo by Elaine Rackley Clayton County Fire fighter Lt. Jessie Lopez takes off his gear after battling a blaze at a Hampton Home.

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.”