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Fulton County firefighters put out challenging house fire

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Sunday evening the rubble from the home was still smoldering.

Fulton County firefighters responded to a call at about 7:40 p.m. Saturday about a house fire at the intersection of Jones Road and Bobby John Road in unincorporated Clifftondale.

The call was placed by a neighbor. 

Firefighters said putting the fire out was a challenge because there are no fire hydrants near that intersection.

Battalion Chief Markus Jones told CBS Atlanta News that water was trucked in from 1 1/2 miles away.  

"The home was 40 percent involved by the time crews arrived," Jones said.

Despite the efforts of fire crews, the home burned to the ground.

Julie Burroughs' home is just a few yards away.

She's troubled by the lack of fire hydrants, realizing her home could be in jeopardy.

"We can prepare as much as possible. But if you don't have water, you're certainly not going to put the fire out," Burroughs said. 

Burroughs moved onto Bobby John Road 17 years ago. She assumed then as the area continued to grow full utilities would follow.

"We've had neighborhoods build all over and they have full utilities. This street unfortunately, they just left us out," Burroughs said.

People who live on the street near the burned down home use private well water.

They told CBS Atlanta News they've asked about getting county water, but were told it would cost about $100,000 to do so.

"They have been unwilling to, to provide that service due to expense," Burroughs said.

Neighbors said given the total loss of the home during Saturday's fire, they plan to reach out to county leaders once again.

No one was inside the home at the time.  The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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