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DeKalb County house fire believed to have been started by child in garage

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Crews are investigating a fire believed to have been set by a child.

DeKalb County fire said just before 2 a.m. Friday, crews received reports of a fire at a home on Timberhead Way.

According to the investigation, the fire started from a car inside the garage. Luckily, crews were able to keep the blaze from spreading from the garage to the rest of the house.

Authorities confirmed all five residents got out of the home safely.

No injuries were reported.

Officials at the scene said they believed a child had started the fire. Investigators are now working to confirm the information.

It is unclear if the child lives at the residence.

The child’s identity has not been provided.

The cause remains under investigation.

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