Five engine companies, two ladder companies, and three ambulances all responded to the Gracemont Assisted Living facility, located at 4960 Jot-Em-Down Road in northern Forsyth County after a fire was reported at about 7:30 this morning.
Division Chief Jason Shivers said the fire was in a building that housed a number of residents, who were all evacuated to other parts of the property. He said the building will remain closed to residents, at least for the time being, because all utilities to that building had to be cut.
Shivers said the building that caught fire was located toward the back of the property, behind the lake, and that the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighters also responded to a fire overnight that extensively damaged a home under renovation in the polo fields subdivision. (pictured below)