Car fire spreads to home, displaces family of 5 in Liberty County

Car fire spreads to home, displaces family of 5 in Liberty County

ALLENHURST, GA (WTOC) - Five people have been displaced after a fire started in their car and spread to their home overnight in Liberty County.

The fire started around 1 a.m. Monday on Strickland Road in Allenhurst. Liberty County deputies responded quickly and were able to save the five people who were inside.

Volunteer firefighters from Walthourville got there second and say the car was fully engulfed in flames. Those flames spread to the exterior of the home. Firefighters say it only damaged the outer walls of the house, but the family won’t be able to stay there because of the heavy smoke damage inside.

The Red Cross has been called to assist the family.

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