Fire destroys two homes in SE Atlanta - New York News

Fire destroys two homes in SE Atlanta

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

A fire destroyed two homes in southeast Atlanta on Monday.

Authorities say a large tree fell on top of a home on Patterson Street and Memorial, bringing down power lines and gas lines, which sparked the fire shortly after noon.

No injuries were reported, but Albert Appling says the blaze wiped out a huge part of his family's history.

Albert Appling said he moved into the home in 1964, and that it originally belonged to his mother.

Albert said that his daughter – the third generation of the family to live in the house – had just left on Monday morning when neighbors heard a loud noise.

"She wouldn't have survived. If anybody was in that house, even if they would've been in the kitchen, they wouldn't have survived that," said Albert Appling.

The Yelvertons ran outside to find a tree from their yard had fallen on top of the house next door.

"It was demolished, totally down to the basement," said Charles Yelverton.

The tree brought down power lines and broke open a gas line. Within minutes, the Appling house was on fire.

Stephanie Yelverton said that her family escaped their home before it too caught fire.

"No one was hurt, that's the most important thing. No one was hurt. These are just material things. So we'll move on...we'll survive, we'll be fine," Yelverton said.

The Red Cross was assisting the two families displaced by the fire.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:57:58 GMT
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
  • O'Neill Theater: where stars were born

    O'Neill Theater: where stars were born

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:37:42 GMT
    It's a running joke that if you mention the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to nearly anyone in Hollywood they're going to know exactly what you're talking about because odds are they might have gotten their first big break there. Would you believe some Hollywood's biggest stars -- Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett -- got their start in a big red barn in the middle of nowhere.
    It's a running joke that if you mention the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to nearly anyone in Hollywood they're going to know exactly what you're talking about because odds are they might have gotten their first big break there. Would you believe some Hollywood's biggest stars -- Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett -- got their start in a big red barn in the middle of nowhere.
  • Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:38:46 GMT
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices