One firefighter is recovering, and residents of a home in southern Dawson County are safe following a fire the morning of Friday, Feb. 11.
Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a residential fire off of Alexis Way after a call came in to E911 at 9:04 a.m., according to a same-day press release from the agency.
Firefighters arrived on scene within five minutes of dispatch and witnessed heavy fire in the garage of the single-story residential structure.
They began an aggressive offense against the blaze. Since the home sat back off of the roadway, an additional water tender vehicle responded to provide enough water to suppress the fire.
The home’s occupants were safely evacuated without reported injuries. One firefighter sustained injuries from a fall and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. That firefighter is in stable condition and is expected to be discharged later this afternoon.
Fire personnel brought the blaze under control within 40 minutes of their arrival. There was substantial fire and smoke damage throughout the residence.
In total, four engines, one quint truck, two medical units and one tender responded to the fire. Fourteen fire suppression and three volunteer support firefighters responded.
The fire’s cause is undetermined but isn’t considered to be suspicious. American Red Cross personnel also responded to the scene to provide assistance.