Breaking: Overnight fire displaces family of five in Gratis

Walton County Fire Rescue and Monroe Fire Department responded to a house fire overnight at 2885 Partain Road in the Gratis Community early Saturday morning, March 2, 2019. The fire occurred at 2:58 am.
“Firefighters arrived to find moderate fire conditions in the crawl space underneath the home. The home sustained moderate structural damage in the crawl space and one bedroom where the fire burned into the house. There was heavy smoke damage throughout the house,” said Craig League with Walton County Fire Rescue. “The occupants were awakened by the smoke detectors in the home alarming, and were able to evacuate.”
League said there were three adults, and three children at home when the fire occurred. Red Cross is Assisting. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and investigators are returning to the home this morning to see if they can find the cause of the fire.

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