HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Fire and Rescue responded to two separate structure fires on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
The first structure fire occurred at approximately 1 p.m. at a residence located on Owl Creek Road. A female occupant was able to escape without harm after being alerted of the blaze by her barking dog.
Towns County Fire Chief Harold Copeland told FetchYourNews (FYN) that Station 5 responders were on scene within minutes of being dispatched.
“The scene was quickly sized up, and a propane tank on the premises was immediately secured,” Chief Copeland explained. “The fire began in the right rear corner of the home, in the master bedroom, master bathroom area.”
Tanker 1, Engine 5, and Engine 6 responded on scene.
The second structure fire occurred at approximately 7 p.m. at a residence on Glen Road. The homeowners saw smoke as they returned for the evening and dialed 911.
Tanker 1, Engine 1, and Engine 6 were dispatched.
The cause of the fires are undetermined at this time.
Sadly, family pets perished in both incidents from smoke inhalation.
Chief Copeland told FYN the homeowner of the residence on Owl Creek Road was able to break a window, however, and save the dog who alerted the occupant.
Featured Photo: Residence on Glen Road.