The Gist: A fire in East Cobb’s Loch Highland neighborhood on Saturday evening completely destroyed a home, leaving resident Bobby Bell and his two dogs unscathed but homeless. The blaze, believed to have originated from a fireplace, rapidly engulfed the residence.
The Details: The incident, reported at 6:54 p.m. , saw a swift response from Cobb Fire & Emergency Services Department. Upon their arrival, however, the house was already fully involved in flames. According to the fire department, the preliminary cause of the fire seems to be linked to the fireplace. The fire also affected an adjacent garage.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported as Mr. Bell, along with his pets, had already evacuated.
- Neighbors have initiated a fundraising campaign on GiveSendGo to support Bell’s recovery, with a goal of $20,000.
- As of the latest update, over $6,500 has been raised.
- The community appeal emphasizes both financial support and moral solidarity, stating, “If you can’t give, you can send Bobby your prayers.”
What You Can Do: Community members wishing to contribute to Bobby Bell’s recovery can donate through the GiveSendGo campaign.
What’s Next?: Investigations are ongoing to determine the exact cause of the fire. Meanwhile, the local community and authorities continue to emphasize fire safety awareness and preparedness as key measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.
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