Fire damages home in PTC

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A fire at a residence on Grenoble Road in Peachtree City in the later afternoon hours of Nov. 4 resulted in moderate fire damage with no injuries and a move by friends and neighbors to help meet the family’s needs.

A fundraiser for the Weeks family is being held at lunch and dinner on Monday, Nov. 9 at Johnny’s Pizza, located at 494 Crosstown Drive in Peachtree City. Mention the Weeks family and Johnny’s will donate 20 percent of the sales to the family to help meet their needs due to the fire in their home.

Peachtree City Fire Rescue spokesman Ron Mundy said fire crews were dispatched to the residence at 111 Grenoble Road at 6:38 pm. and arrived at 6:42 p.m. to find heavy smoke in the split-level home. Firefighters also found an active fire in the basement, Mundy said.

Mundy said three children, ages 11, 16 and a third child of an unknown age, were in the Weeks’ home when firefighters arrived and were uninjured in the incident.

The fire was not the only thing on the minds of the family. The childrens’ father, Ian, is in need of a heart transplant, friends said.

The house as a result of the fire sustained moderate fire damage and extensive smoke damage, Mundy said.

Friends and neighbors are responding to the family’s loss. The Weeks Family Home Fund (https://www.gofundme.com/5389a7bw) was set up Wednesday night. A friend said that, as of noon on Thursday, the account has raised nearly $3,000 of the $10,000 goal.

Mom Felicia Weeks on Sunday said her family is currently staying with friends and is in need of nearly all household goods due to the smoke and fire damage. Especially needed are clothes for the 13-year-old Jeremiah and 11-year-old Jaylen, both students at Booth Middle School. Felicia said clothing assistance for 16-year-old Jade is coming from her cheerleading team at McIntosh High School.

Felicia said 35-year-old Ian’s oxygen equiment needed for his heart condition was replaced but, as of Sunday afternoon, the monitor for his pacemaker and other required medical equipment has not been replaced.

The primary contact for the family is Karen Baxter at 678-361-3931.