Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a call of a house fire off of River Overlook Rd. at 10:51 p.m. Nov. 14. Units battled the blaze for over an hour, finally getting the fire under control just after midnight. Personnel continued to fight hot spots for several hours as they attempted to salvage furnishings and belongings.
Dawson County did receive aid from surrounding counties during the incident. According to a press release issued by Dawson County Fire and EMS Chief Danny Thompson, “Forsyth County Fire responded with an Engine, Ladder, Battalion and Air Light truck to the scene.”
Thompson also indicated that the fire did “not appear to be suspicious in nature and started as a result of a chimney fire.”
The house belongs to one of comedian Steve Harvey’s daughters.