by: Tom Regan Updated:
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County family who lost their home to a devastating early-morning fire told Channel 2 Action News a passing motorist who spotted the fire woke them up to escape.
Ross told Channel 2's Tom Regan that he and five members of his family were sleeping when a small fire started in a corner of their home on Old Thompson Mill Road in Buford around 5 a.m. Thursday. A woman was driving past the home, noticed the
Once the family got out, Ross's son realized that one of their three dogs was still inside the home.
"I had to run back inside and grab one of my dogs, cause he was laying up under the bed scared. By the time I went back in, you couldn't see, the smoke was so
The fire spread quickly into the attic of the large two-story home. Firefighters arrived on the scene quickly, but there was not much they could do to save the house.
"Once it got that involved, and the attic was involved, that's when it burns a whole lot
Rhoden said the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Throughout the
But he is thankful that his family is
"I would like to thank her. It it hadn't been for, we may not have gotten out of here. We'd like to get to see who she was and let her know we sure do appreciate