Henry County firefighters worked through Monday night until Tuesday morning to extinguish four fires, including this blaze at a house located at 208 Dailey’s Mill Road in McDonough.
McDONOUGH — Arson investigators from the Henry County Fire Department and City of McDonough’s fire department are probing what caused three residential fires, and one at a local day spa.
Henry County firefighters worked through Monday night, and into Tuesday morning battling fires at Darwish Drive, Dailey Mill Road, and one on Dickerson Street. Firefighters also responded to a fire at Spacific Health Day Spa, according to Henry Fire Capt. Sabrina Puckett.
McDonough Police arrested one homeowner Tuesday, who is suspected of having a possible connection to the cause of one fire, added Puckett.
A Henry County firefighter sustained burn injuries at the Dickerson Street fire. He was treated and released Tuesday.
“With the number of calls, their nature, and the danger that emergency personnel are faced with, simply with each response, we are fortunate that we only had one firefighter injured,” continued Puckett.
Puckett said the fires at Spacific Health Day Spa, located at 2568 Georgia Highway 42 North in McDonough, and a house fire on Dailey’s Mill Road are under investigation by a Henry County arson investigators. The fire on Dickerson Street is under investigation by City of McDonough Fire arson investigators.
The fire captain said life-saving smoke alarms alerted four occupants of the homes. Three of the structures sustained extensive fire damage.
Puckett said within three hours and 29 minutes, Henry County Firefighters responded.
“Just after 11 last night, the floodgates opened and the calls began to pour out,” Puckett said. “First, with a working structure fire call on Darwish Drive that fortunately ended with primarily smoke damage to the home. Then, just 19 minutes later, before units could get back in service, another fire was reported in a commercial structure at Spacific Health Day Spa, where significant fire, smoke and water damage was sustained.
“The next fire would come in only 37 minutes later, with reports that a residential structure on Dailey’s Mill Road was fully involved,” continued Puckett. “Two hours and 33 minutes later, yet another fire was dispatched pulling units from the previous fire scene, to battle the structure fire on Dickerson Street.”
Initially, firefighters were told the structure was abandoned; however when they arrived, it was determined it was inhabited, according to Puckett.