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UPDATED: Fallen Tree Causes Large House Fire in Edgewood

One home was completely destroyed in the blaze while a second home was damaged extensively.

EDGEWOOD — Atlanta Fire Rescue Department crews remain on the scene of a large fire that fully engulfed a home at 241 Patterson Ave. SE on Monday.

The fire, which was called in at about 11:40 a.m., was sparked by a tree that fell on power lines and then somehow created a gas leak.

"It was the gas leak and the power lines that contributed to the start of the fire," Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Marian McDaniel told East Atlanta Patch.

McDaniel said the home completely "burned down and a second home received extensive damage."

The persons in the second home were able to escape and no injuries were reported.

Patterson Avenue was closed to vehicular traffic for several hours, but Fox 5 reported that it had been reopened in its 6 p.m. broadcast.

Edgewood Adam February 25, 2013 at 08:36 PM
I live on Patterson. We have had Gas South come out 3 times to complain about the smell of gas. They claim there is no problem. Then why does it smell like gas??? I am not sure if this is related but it sure seems like it.
Péralte Paul February 25, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Hey, Adam: The downed tree caused power outages and broke a gas line.
L ward June 03, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Just for the record : it is June 3, 3 months later and both house are still sitting there, no demolition in sight! What is the deal city of atlanta! Should a community have to view these eyesores for 3 months? Not to mention potential hazards of these open and damaged structures! This would not happen in Buckhead!

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