Family displaced, firefighter injured following East Point house fire

The East Point Fire Department responded to an early morning fire on Kenny Court that sent two men to the hospital and claimed the lives of two dogs.

Firefighters got a 911 call from the homeowner just after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning. When fire crews arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames. 

The homeowner and his son managed to escape because their dogs started barking and alerted them to the smoke and flames. The dogs did not make it out alive. 

The son had to go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. A firefighter also suffered heat exhaustion while battling the blaze, but he was released from the hospital. Both are expected to be okay. 

The Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary shelter. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.