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DCES responds to house fire off Millsap-Wacaster Road
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Dawson County Emergency Services responds to a structure fire on Millsap-Wacaster Road on Dec. 20. - Photo courtesy of Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services

On Friday, Dec. 20, Dawson County Emergency Services responded to a structure fire on Millsap-Wacaster Road.

According to a press release from Fire Chief Danny Thompson, fire units arrived on scene at 2:56 p.m. Dec. 20 to find a single family home with heavy smoke and flames visible. Crews initiated an aggressive interior attack and a rapid search for the homeowner, who was initially unaccounted for on arrival.

The fire was declared under control at 3:16 p.m.

Personnel began overhauling the scene for any hidden fires and remained on scene for several hours extinguishing “hotspots.”

Investigators were also on scene. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined but does not appear to be suspicious in nature, according to Thompson.

There are no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

Cherokee County Fire responded an Engine Company and Battalion Chief as a mutual aid request. Forsyth County Fire covered Fire Station 2 during the fire until units were placed in-service.