UPDATE 4 p.m., Nov. 15: Alpharetta's fire marshal determines a cause for the fire.
POSTED 1:35 p.m. Nov. 14: A photo gallery of the aftermath of the fire has been added to this article, and a few details.
A neighbor spotted smoke coming out of a home next door in Long Indian Creek Court just before 10 a.m. today, Nov. 14. Alpharetta police officers were first to arrive and spotted flames already shooting from the roof of the residence.
At 9:57 a.m., Alpharetta 911 received the call from a concerned neighbor that smoke was coming from an adjoining residence at 3313 Long Indian Creek Court, said George Gordon, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman.
Firefighters quickly entered the home and attacked the fire. The fire was quickly contained, Gordon said. But the unoccupied residence suffered heavy fire damage in the garage and living room, and had a partial roof collapse.
Alpharetta firefighters were in a recovery mode removing items within the residence to safety and looking for any hidden fire hot spots behind the walls.
The fire appeared to start in the kitchen area and traveled up the walls.
The residence is a rental unit and it was unoccupied at the time of the fire. No one was reported injured in the fire.
Alpharetta fire was assisted by the cities of Milton and Johns Creek. An Alpharetta fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.