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Crews battle early-morning house fire
Sassafras Mountain home deemed a total loss
1. House Fire pic
Crews from Dawson and Gilmer counties battled an early morning fire off Upper Sassafras Parkway Tuesday morning in freezing temperatures. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson County News
Firefighters from two counties battled a residential blaze in freezing temperatures Tuesday morning. The three-story home off Upper Sassafras Parkway in northwestern Dawson County is considered a total loss, according to Chief Tim Satterfield with Dawson County Emergency Services. Director Lanier Swafford said residents of the home reported a chimney fire around 6 a.m. By the time emergency officials arrived on scene, the home was heavily engulfed with flames showing through the roof.