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Fire destroys shed
Cause being investigated
Dawson County Emergency Services personnel battle a blaze that destroyed a workshed on Jacquelyn Drive last week. - photo by Frank Reddy Dawson Community News

Investigations are ongoing regarding the cause of a workshed fire April 7 on Jacquelyn Drive, across from Veterans Memorial Park, in Dawsonville.


Dawson County Emergency Services Battalion Chief Milton Keller said rescuers arrived shortly after noon to fight the fire.


“When we got there it was probably well over 50 percent involved,” Keller said. “We brought in trucks from Station 1, Station 7 and Station 2.”


A fireman was injured during the fire response.


“One firefighter twisted an ankle and was treated and released by a local doctor the same day,” Keller said.


No one else was injured, but the fire destroyed the workshed, which belonged to a resident of Jacquelyn Drive.


Keller said that within the workshed, the resident “had a 70s model pickup truck he had been restoring for the past 20 years, as well as a couple of motorcycles and quite a few tires.


“Whatever the cause of the fire was, it got into those tires and had a considerable fuel load,” Keller said.


Keller added that the fire moved fast.


“There wasn’t anything that was salvageable,” he said.