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Posted: Monday, November 26th 2012 at 10:41pm

Cause of Alto house fire under investigation

By Rob Moore
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Firefighters battle a fire at a house near Alto. (Photo/Rob Moore)
ALTO – Firefighters from Habersham County, Baldwin, and Lee Arrendale State Prison spent about five hours on the scene of a house fire near Alto Monday.

The fire, at a 2,000-square-foot brick ranch-style home at 737 Mud Creek Road, was reported by shortly before 11 a.m.

About two dozen firefighters from Habersham County Station 12 (View), Baldwin, and the Lee Arrendale State Prison Fire Team responded to the blaze at the house, located south of Crane Mill Road near the Hall County line.

The house was destroyed by the fire. A truck in the carport at the rear of the home also was destroyed in the blaze.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Mud Creek Road was shut down for close to five hours because of the supply hose from a fire hydrant to the fire trucks.

The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and Habersham Volunteers in Police Service provided traffic control at the scene.

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