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Two blazes keep firefighters busy
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Authorities are investigating separate fires Saturday night that destroyed a mobile home and damaged a stolen vehicle.

The home fire was reported about 10 p.m. by a Dawson County Sheriff's deputy following up on a call about smoke in an area north of Dawsonville on Hwy. 9.

Dawson County Emergency Services Director Billy Thurmond said the fire appears to have started in the rear of the doublewide trailer, near the laundry room.

"The back of the mobile home was burned out," he said.

Firefighters from Stations 1, 2 and 7 responded to the blaze, while a crew from Forsyth County was set up at the downtown Dawsonville firehouse to field any additional calls.

"The home was more than 50 percent involved when we arrived on scene," Thurmond said.

No one was at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured fighting the flames.

Earlier Saturday night, firefighters were called to a vehicle fire in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area, Thurmond said.

According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, the car had been reported stolen.