Monroe County fire trainee Thomas Shephard carries the family dog to safety after a Hwy. 41 family lost its home to fire on Monday. Forsyth and Monroe County firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at 2612 Old Atlanta Highway, or Hwy. 41 toward Barnesville, around 3 p.m. Members of the Guined family including two small children and the family dog were able to escape. Red Cross has been contacted to help the family. The rental home was owned by Eddie Buice and was a total loss. Monroe County fire chief Matt Jackson said the blaze started in the living room but they're not sure of the cause.