Walton County Fire Rescue and Social Circle Fire Department provided automatic aide assistance to Newton County Fire Department on a house fire overnight at 50 Stowe Road according to WCFR Assistant Chief Craig League. The house is in the Jersey Community very close to the Newton/Walton county line and upon the 911 call Walton County and Social Circle Fire were dispatched.
“The fire is thought to have started in a clothes dryer and spread to the residence. The house sustained heavy fire damage on the interior,” League said. “Upon arrival, it was determined the house actually sat in Newton County. Newton County Fire Department also responded and assumed command of the fire.”
League said Newton County Fire Department also conducted the investigation into the cause of the fire. Newton County and Walton County have written aide agreements for properties that are located in close proximity to the county line and , in the event of a fire in those areas, both departments are dispatched.