Elderly couple makes it out of burning home just in time - CBS46 News

Elderly couple makes it out of burning home just in time

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Source: Cherokee County Fire Department Source: Cherokee County Fire Department
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

An elderly couple is counting their blessings after they were able to get out of their home before it went up in flames on Friday.

The fire started around 7:15 p.m. at the home on the 300 block of Taylor Leigh Court in Ball Ground.

A neighbor heard a small boom and came outside to find the house on fire. He told his wife to call 911 and attempted to fight the fire with a garden hose but was unable to. 

Firefighters were able to get a handle on the blaze but the home is a complete loss.

The homeowners, Larry Godfrey and his wife Nancy, were able to get out of the house without injury. The couple's pet also avoided injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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