By Eddie West
Tragedy was averted when a Rock City/Rome fireman was able to extinguish a fire at a residence in the Lock Seven community, last week.
Smoke was reported coming from a roof vent at a house located at 305 Lock Seven Lane.
A Rock City/Rome fireman, Brice Bryant, was near the scene of the fire when the call was dispatched, County Fire Chief Sonny Carter explained.
After entering the residence, the fireman knocked a hole in a ceiling with his fist and was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose, Chief Carter.
There was minimal damage to the ceiling and dining room/kitchen area.
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