The Valdosta Daily Times
At approximately midnight Wednesday night, Valdosta firefighters responded to a fully involved fire on 2nd Avenue.
Terri Jenkins, Red Cross South Georgia Chapter executive director, said the fire was caused by a space heater. Jenkins reported that the fire engulfed the house and resulted in extreme damage to the interior of the home. The home was believed to be a total loss.
Members of the Red Cross responded to the scene and supplied the family of nine with hotel stay, food and clothing.
“We have had high fire activity in the last few weeks. We are trying to get out fact sheets and information to the community so that they can be aware of the dangers and how to be safe,” said Jenkins.
The Red Cross home heating fires fact sheet can be found at: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340085_FireHomeHeatingFactSheet.pdf
The Times attempted to reach the Fire Department for comment but were unable to receive any information prior to press time.