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Dawson County home lost in fire
A single-story Dawson County home caught fire on the morning of May 29. (photo by Dawson County Emergency Services)

At 4:24 a.m. on May 29, Dawson County E911 received reports of a house fire on Barker Road, off of War Hill Park Road. The first units responded to the scene within 8 minutes of dispatch to find heavy fire coming from a single-story residential structure, according to a press release from Dawson County Emergency Services. 

Dawson County Emergency services responded to the fire on Barker Road just after 4:30 a.m. (photo by Dawson County Emergency Services)

“Personnel began defensive operations and establishing a water shuttle, due to no hydrants in the area,” the release said. “Personnel on scene were able to bring the fire under control within 50 minutes of arrival. Crews remained on scene extinguishing ‘hot spots’.”

The residents of the home were evacuated safely, along with the family pet. The homeowner said that they were first alerted to the fire when they heard their pet barking, according to the press release. No injuries to civilians or fire service personnel were reported. 

The residence has been deemed a total loss, and the occupants are being assisted by the Red Cross. The cause of the fire is undetermined but does not appear to be suspicious in nature, according to the press release.