Dawson County emergency services responded to back-to-back residential structure fires on Friday, and Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson has reported that no one was injured at either home.
According to a press release from Thompson, the first units were dispatched at 2:27 p.m. Jan. 25 to a home at 92 Dogwood Way in the Chestatee development, and crews arrived on scene to find a single family dwelling with heavy smoke and flames showing.
"Crews initiated an aggressive interior attack to knock down the fire," the release states. "Multiple hand lines were used until the fire was under control at 3:26 p.m."
The release states that personnel continued to hit and check for hot spots throughout the evening to ensure the fire did not rekindle, as well as assisted the homeowners to salvage belongings.
The second fire was dispatched shortly after units cleared the previous fire.
Dawson County E-911 received reports of a fire at 3:14 p.m. at a home at 207 Sundown Way off of Hwy. 53. Upon arrival units encountered a single family dwelling with heavy fire showing.
"Crews initiated and aggressive attack and was able to contain the fire to the chimney," the release reads.
Thompson said both fires are under investigation, but appear to be accidental in nature.