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6 people killed, 5 others hospitalized after Georgia house catches fire

Coweta County officials said the victims who died include a 6-year-old boy, a 12-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy, a 36-year-old woman, a 74-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man.

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Six people were killed when a house caught on fire in western Georgia early Monday morning, fire officials announced.

The fire happened in Newnan, Georgia, about 42 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Dispatchers were notified about the fire shortly before 5 a.m. and the caller said some people may still be inside, Coweta County officials said in a news release.

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The first unit showed up in nine minutes and found over 50% of the home was engulfed in flames. Fire was also coming from the roof, the news release said.

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Flanagan said crews evacuated the six people from inside the home by 5:16 a.m. after finding the first victim at 5:08 a.m. All six of those victims died.

A Coweta County Firefighter also suffered minor injuries.

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Victims range in age

According to Coweta County officials, the victims who died include Ernest Horton and Fannie Horton, both 74, 36-year-old Katie Bonner, 13-year-old Jonathon Bonner, 12-year-old Jared Bonner and 6-year-old Colton Bonner.

Flanagan called it a "tough morning" and said typically in these situations, the crew gathers to debrief.

"They're human too," he said. "Their hearts go out to those families. A lot of out folks obviously have kids and moms and dads, so anytime something like this happens, it's devastating."

He added that 23 units were at the scene and got the victims out in just over 15 minutes.

"Upon arrival, the left side of the house all the way to about midpoint was on fire," he said. "The fire had vented through the roof. We had to get that fire knocked down real quick so that we could get in there and hopefully the victims have a chance."

Coweta County Fire Rescue is working with the Coweta County Fire Marshal, Coweta County Sheriff老司机直播檚 Office and the State Fire Marshal to find out what caused the fire.

Saleen Martin is a reporter on USA TODAY's NOW team. She is from Norfolk, Virginia 老司机直播 the 757. Follow her on Twitter at or email her atsdmartin@usatoday.com.