Towns County Fire & Rescue respond to early morning fire


HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A structure fire occurred during the early morning hours of Monday, Oct. 14, at a residence off Bell Gap Road, north of Hiawassee. The call was dispatched to Towns County firefighters at approximately 3:30 a.m.

According to Towns County Fire and Rescue, responding units reported the fire as “fully involved” and spreading toward the wood line. Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) was contacted, notifying the fire department that there was no electricity connected to the residence. Apparatus from Towns County Fire and Rescue Station 1 and Station 4 responded in cooperation with mutual aid from Clay County Fire Department.

Towns County Fire Chief Harold Copeland stated that the residence was unoccupied at the time of the blaze with no injuries reported. The incident is currently under investigation.

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1 Comment

  1. Barbara Moss October 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Please let us know how the fire was started when investigating is over that was my sister’s house.

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