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POSTED: April 1, 2009 11:46 a.m.
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Ludowici/Long County firefighters hit hot spots with water after most of the flames had been put out.

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LUDOWICI — A fire in a home here Friday could have been a lot worse had it not been for the fire department’s quick response.
According to firefighter Thomas Wilson, who is with the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, they were called out to 43 S. Macon St. at 3:03 p.m.
Wilson, incident commander for the fire, was the first person to arrive in L/LCFD Engine 3, at 3:11. Wilson said smoke and flames were coming from the utility room under a carport, and he first established a water supply to the engine.
L/LCFD Chief Darrell Ballance and David Parker arrived shortly and began an offensive attack.
Wilson said that the blaze was extinguished at around 3:30, and firefighters began to extinguish hot spots.
According to Ballance, the fire was contained to the carport and utility room. The only damage to the inside of the structure was from the smoke.
Ballance also said that the fire appeared to have started in the utility room, but the cause was still undetermined.
According to Ballance, Larry Fowler owns the property. No injuries were reported.
Other firefighters involved on the call included Carl McDonald, Tyler Hall, Andrew Groover, Richard Truman and Chris Stanfield.
Other responding agencies were the Ludowici Police Department, and the Long County EMS.
 

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