Kitchen fire destroys Acworth home
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Above, Bartow County firefighters from Stations 1, 4 and 6 answered a call Tuesday about 12:30 p.m. at a home on Dogwood Drive SE in Acworth.  
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The American Red Cross is assisting an Acworth family whose home was destroyed in a Tuesday afternoon fire.

According to firefighters on the scene, Krystle Cechura was cooking in the kitchen where the fire started and spread throughout the home. Cechura was alone in the two-story home located at 5920 Dogwood Drive SE and escaped unharmed. Sgt. Lisa Hahn, with the Bartow County Fire Department said the fire started at around 12:30 p.m.

Woman foils scam attempt

A woman who refused to become a victim of fraud a second time reported the attempt to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office on Monday. A deputy was dispatched to a Valley View Drive residence, in reference to harassing phone calls.

The complainant said she received phone calls from an unknown female stating she had won $2.5 million. The female asked the complainant to send her a check for $250 to receive the money.

However, the complainant refused to send the money; she told the female that she had already sent $150 in April to International Global Sweepstakes. The complainant told the deputy she wanted to file a report so that no one else would be scammed.