Two firefighters injured battling blaze at Marietta home
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Workers board up the east end of a house on Morgan Road in Marietta early Sunday after fire erupted at about 2:30 a.m. Officials say two firefighters were injured while battling the blaze, but the four residents made it out of the house unharmed.<br>Staff/Jeff Stanton
Workers board up the east end of a house on Morgan Road in Marietta early Sunday after fire erupted at about 2:30 a.m. Officials say two firefighters were injured while battling the blaze, but the four residents made it out of the house unharmed.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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MARIETTA — Two firefighters were injured early Sunday morning while combating a blaze at a home near Sandy Plains Road.

A fire, possibly caused by a power strip, began at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on Morgan Road between Sandy Plains and Piedmont roads, said Dennell Boyd, spokeswoman for Marietta Fire.

It took six fire engines, two staff cars, one ladder truck, one rescue unit and three special units to battle the fire at the two-story brick home.

Two of the 36 responding firefighters were injured. Boyd would not say what the extent of their injuries are and would not release their names.

The injured firefighters were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, but the four residents of the home made it out of the house uninjured. The homeowner woke to the smell of smoke, Boyd said, and was able to get everyone outside.

The cause of the fire is not considered suspicious, Boyd said.

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