A family of five lost their home on Old Barrington Road in Long County to a fire Tuesday morning, according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Capt. Timothy Hillyard.
The three adults and two children who lived in the home were not hurt, according to Hillyard, but a firefighter had to be taken to Wayne County Memorial Hospital in Jesup with what were called “non life threatening injuries.” He reportedly was treated and released.
Firefighters initially responded to the fire in the 2300 block of Old Barrington Road around 9:30 a.m. and found the 80 percent of the home was involved in flames. Additional firefighters from Hinesville, Walthourville and Gumbranch helped battle the blaze, and the fire was contained around 11:30 a.m., according to Hillyard.
The home was declared a total losss. The Red Cross has been called in to help the family and a GoFundMe account has been set up the name of the McGowan family.