Shortly before 11 AM, January 5th, Coweta County E911 received a call from a passerby stating that they saw smoke and flames in the wooded area behind Home Depot located off east highway 34 in Newnan.
Units with Coweta County Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene. While responding, dispatch notified CCFR units that the caller stated ” there’d been a homeless male crawling around in the area, they were unsure if he’d started the fire or was attempting to put it out. “
Given this information, CCSO units were also dispatched to the scene.
CCFR units arrived on scene shortly after being dispatched. Once on scene it was confirmed there was an area on fire that was approximately 50 feet by 50 feet.
Units quickly located a male victim that had suffered serious burns over a majority of his body. Life flight was immediately contacted and asked to respond to the scene to transport the patient to a burn unit in Atlanta.
Just before 11:30 AM a Life Flight Helicopter landed in the parking lot adjacent to Home Depot where the victim was loaded and transported.
The fire was quickly put out by the CCFR units on scene.
The cause of the fire, and the identity of the victim have not been released as of the time of posting.
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