Allenhurst home destroyed in early morning fire

Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 4:27 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2023 at 1:39 PM EDT
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ALLENHURST, Ga. (WTOC) - An Allenhurst home was destroyed early Friday morning after a fire broke out.

It happened around 12:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of Dunlevie Road.

Firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene. Walthourville Deputy Fire Chief Jamal Kinney says they received mutual aid from Liberty County Fire.

Chief Kinney says it took three and a half hours to contain the fire.

The family living in the home, two adults and one child, were able to make it out safely. No one was injured but the family’s pet dog did not make it out alive.

“We do get them quite often. Sometimes when we get there we’re able to get what we call one-room in content where there’s just a small fire and we go in and put it out, but unfortunately this one, the homeowners were asleep and by the time they got out, it was already going. By the time our crews got on scene, it was already fully involved,” said Chief Kinney.

Firefighters continue to investigate what caused the fire.

“We still have to do our job, but like everybody else out here, we don’t want to see someone lose everything that they have. It’s hard to come back from this. They lose a lot of personal stuff, a lot of documents and stuff. It’s sad. But it does feel good when all of us can come together and come on scene and do a good job to mitigate the scene,” said Chief Kinney.

The Red Cross has been called to assist the family.

The Coastal News Service contributed to this story.