A local man is being called "courageous" after a Nov. 24 residential fire displaced a family of three and their seven cats. According to a press release from Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Danny Thompson, at 9:12 a.m. Nov. 24, emergency personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 109 Richmond Drive in Dawsonville. Upon arrival units encountered a single-family dwelling with heavy flames showing from the garage area. The release states that personnel began controlling the blaze while other arriving units worked to ensure all occupants were out of the structure. "Dawson County personnel were able to locate and rescue seven felines from the structure," the release reads.