Barrow Co. EMS seeking man who may have been injured in explosion and fire


“On Wednesday night at approximately 11:15 firefighters with Barrow County Emergency Services were dispatched to 31-A Parker Rd. in Auburn for a reported structure fire. “The 911 caller had advised that they had heard an explosion and saw smoke in the rear of the residence,” stated Public Information Officer Captain Scott Dakin.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find a small amount of fire burning at the rear of the home. Crews made entry in to the home to search for any residents and found light smoke conditions. They also found signs of an explosion that significantly damaged the home.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by our Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office. “The last know resident of the home is a Mr. David Clack” commented Fire Marshal Jessie Knight. “We are wanting to speak to him to make sure that he was not injured in the blast from the explosion. There was enough force from the explosion that he could have some injuries that did not appear immediately.”

If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Clack, or you are Mr. Clack, please contact Barrow County Emergency Services so that we can check on him and ensure he is not injured. You can call (770) 307-2987 to speak to the Fire Marshal’s Office.”