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What caused a Forsyth County abandoned home to burn down? Local fire department asking for help.

Local authorities are looking for assistance in determining what may have caused an abandoned Forsyth County home to burn to the ground on Sunday morning.

According to Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department, at about 6 a.m. on Jan. 6, firefighters from Station 15 were called to 1195 Sanders Road off Hwy. 20 and found an abandoned single-story residence engulfed in flames.

Shivers said when they arrived on scene, the fire had advanced such that firefighters had no choice but to focus on containing and extinguishing it from the outside.

He said that so far, they have determined that no one was injured or killed in the blaze, but the incident is currently under investigation.

Due to the severity of the fire, Shivers said that they have very little information or evidence to investigate, beyond the fact that the residence was known locally as a hangout for “vagrants.”

Shivers said that anyone who lives or works in the area of Sanders Road and has any information about the fire should contact the fire department at 770-781-2180.