ATLANTA - Two people are in the hospital with burns after flames destroyed their home.
The assistant fire chief of the Atlanta Fire Department said firefighters had a hard time getting the fire under control because things stored in the carport made it more difficult to get to the fire.
“There was some obstruction getting into the house, they were able to get to seed of the fire and get a relatively quick extinguishment,” Assistant Fire Chief Chris Wessels said.
Fire crews said the personal items stored in the carport also helped fuel the fire.
Neighbors told Channel 2’s Darryn Moore a couple came running out of the home. Firefighters said the pair suffered smoke inhalation and burns to their faces.
Investigators have yet to determine a cause.