Three adults are displaced after a fire destroyed their home Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of Toby Lambert Road in the Holmstown area of Liberty County.
According to Riceboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Dennis Fitzgerald, the home was fully engulfed when the first volunteer firefighters arrived on scene.
Fitzgerald said flames shot up several feet in the air from the center of the home and quickly spread on both sides.
At one point, according to Fitzgerald, the roof of the home caved in making it difficult for firefighters to fight the fire inside.
One firefighter was injured when he twisted his knee cap while recovering items from the home. He was treated on the scene and released.
Liberty County Fire Services Fire Chief Brian Darby said the call initially came in as a burglary in progress.
When Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived they were unable to see signs of forced entry, but did report the fire immediately to the 911 center. Darby said the signal may have come from a motion detector and thinks it was set off when something flew in front of it.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
The first units from Lake George, Midway, Riceboro and Hinesville began arriving shortly after noon and finished around 4:30 pm.
Anyone wishing to donate items for the two displaced adult women and man are asked to contact the Red Cross who is assisting the family.