Fire rips through East Cobb home

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MARIETTA, Ga. - Flames ripped through an East Cobb home Friday afternoon, leaving firefighters scrambling to safety.

Part of the Indian Hills subdivision was blocked off as firefighters worked to extinguish flames. The fire started on the rear side of the golf course community home and quickly spread. Two hours after the call came in, smoke was still billowing.

Neighbors said they saw the smoke and found residents were still inside, but everyone made it out safely.

The flames became so intense, firefighters realized it would be a defensive battle and ordered everyone out. Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt was there as a firefighter crawled out of an upper-level window.

“Anytime like that, when they want to dump out water from a ladder truck, they have to evacuate all the firefighters from inside, because you don’t want any collapse on the inside,” Cobb County fire spokeswoman Dennel Boyd said.

Neighbors and firefighters said they were concerned about neighboring homes as well.

“I was out in the back, ready to grab a water hose if I needed one, but the firemen are taking care of it,” a neighbor said.

Luckily for him, no other homes were affected. No one was injured, but residents were worried about a missing cat.