Updated:ATLANTA, Ga. —
Flames could be seen shooting past the roofline into the air early this morning at a large house fire in Buckhead.
While shooting live on Glenbrook Drive in northwest Atlanta, Channel 2's Linda Stouffer said that more than 50 firefighters were involved in trying to keep the flames from spreading.
At one point, several firefighters encountered a may-day situation as they became separated from the rest of the crew. A special team had to go in to find them.
Stouffer talked with Atlanta Fire Department’s Chief Gregory Shrinkle about a scary moment for fire crews.
“You have to realize firefighters are going into structures they've never seen before, feel way around, can't see anything, very difficult to find exact seat of the fire,” Shrinkle said.
Neighbor Jeff Kibler said supporters are trying to make sure the family is OK.
"They were safe, their kids are safe, they rescued two dogs, but lost cats, still looking for them, just devastating,” Kibler said.
Firefighters spent the afternoon putting out hot spots at the home.