Breaking: House Fire in Walton County Saturday possible suicide attempt

Walton County Fire Rescue responded to a house fire on Cannon Farm Road in Walnut Grove on Saturday. Walton County Government reported on its Facebook page that the 911 caller advised despatch that there was a female resident still inside the home that was possibly attempting to commit suicide by fire.

Responding firefighters entered the home on arrival while a “quick fire attack” was conducted. Walton County firefighter Jason Page was able to locate the victim in a back room and carry her from the burning home. She was then transported to Piedmont Walton EMS with smoke inhalation and for further evaluation. There were no further injuries reported.

Walton County report that the fire was then quickly contained by other fire personnel but it caused moderate fire damage to 1/3 of the house. The exact cause of the fire is being investigated by Walton County Fire Rescue investigators.

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