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Posted: Thursday, November 15th 2012 at 5:34pm

Firefighters in Habersham respond to fire, other calls

By Rob Moore Editor
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Smoke pours from a Mt. Airy home Thursday morning. (Photo/Vicki Ash/Habersham County Fire Department)
MT. AIRY – Firefighters from Habersham County Fire Department, Clarkesville Fire Department and the Lee Arrendale State Prison Fire Team battled a fire at a home near Mt. Airy Thursday morning.

That fire, in a 2,500-square-foot brick home at 992 Tommy Irvin Parkway, Mt. Airy, was reported at 9:44 a.m., according to Habersham County Fire Lt. Jason Garrett.

“It was in one room involved with heavy smoke in the house” when firefighters arrived, Garrett said.

Firefighters were able to make a quick stop on the fire, keeping the fire damage basically contained to one room, Garrett said.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the family, he said.

As is standard procedure, the State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to help determine an origin of the fire.

Glenn Allen, spokesman for Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens’ office, said the state fire investigator had just arrived at the fire location around 11:30 a.m. At last check, he didn’t have further details of that investigation.

Garrett said the fire is not considered suspicious.

Just before the fire on Tommy Irvin Parkway, at around 9:30 a.m., firefighters from Habersham County and Demorest Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 375 Smith Loop Road near Demorest, and Habersham County fire personnel responded to an odor of natural gas at Level Grove Elementary, Garrett said.

He said firefighters and gas company personnel detected an odor of natural gas around the school, but no immediate problem was located.
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