Fire at Assisted Living Residence in Guttenberg

Several Clayton County Departments responded to a house fire on North 2nd Street in Guttenberg Thursday eveing. Smoke and fire was coming from the south end of a group home assisted living residence where five individuals lived. Staff had not accounted for all of them when firefighters arrived. Within minutes four of the missing individuals were located outside the building and attended to by EMS. The fifth individual was located by firefighters inside the structure. All five residents were transported to the Guttenberg Hospital for evaluation and treatment for any injuries.

The Fire Department cleared the scene at 01:30am and returned to the site to extinguish some hot spots and fire flare ups.

At this time there is no obvious signs of foul play, but the investigation is ongoing.