DeKalb man fell asleep while charging his phone in his truck. When he woke up, his house was on fire

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County fire is investigating a house fire in Chamblee.

Officials said crews were called to investigate a fire at a home on Hardee Avenue just after 5:20 a.m. Friday.

The homeowner said around 2 a.m., he heard a “pop” from inside his home. Then, the power went out.

After he lost power, the homeowner went to his truck to charge his phone and fell asleep.

Officials said a neighbor called 911 when they saw fire inside the home.

The homeowner woke up and made it out safely. While fighting the fire, one firefighter was injured after tripping over a hose in the backyard. He is expected to be OK.

Crews confirmed that the home is a total loss.

The cause remains under investigation.

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