CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — An 11-year-old and a firefighter were both injured on Thursday during a house fire in Cartersville.
Bartow County Fire Chief Dwayne Jameson told 11Alive that the fire occurred on Gilreath Road at a single-story home around 6 p.m. Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire.
Fire officials soon searched the home and found an 11-year-old, who was home alone, trapped in a back bedroom. The child was soon flown to an Atlanta hospital for treatment, though it’s not clear which one.
Also injured was a firefighter who is said to be stable; though, doctors are monitoring him. The exact conditions of the child and the firefighter weren’t available.
The fire has since been extinguished but a cause hasn’t yet been released.