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Fire displaces two families in southwest Forsyth

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Two families have been displaced from their homes after a fire Sunday destroyed one residence and spread to a second in southwest Forsyth.

Neither the adult nor the two minors who live at the town home on Windstone Trail off McFarland Parkway in which the blaze began were there at the time.

A neighbor reported the fire, which investigators have deemed accidental, according to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said.

An adjacent town home sustained smoke damage in the attic and some smoke and water damage throughout the unit. The family has been briefly displaced while the attic is repaired.

A third unit sustained slight water damage, though not enough to uproot the residents.

A townhome in an adjacent building also sustained some exterior radiant heat damage, Shivers said.

Fire crews were on scene for a few hours Sunday, Shivers said, to ensure fire or smoke did not continue to spread to other attached homes. They had the blaze itself under control within 30 minutes.

Shivers said no pets were involved in the incident.