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House fire under investigation
Web Bennett fire 1 JD
By the time firefighters arrived, much of the home had burned to the ground, leaving part of the area around the front door standing alone. - photo by Jim Dean

Fire officials are investigating a blaze that destroyed an empty rental home early Saturday morning on Bennett Road in northeastern Forsyth.

Forsyth County Fire Lt. Debbie Lindstrom said the fire was reported about 12:30 a.m. by a passer-by who saw flames from the road.

She said the home, which had been vacant for about a month, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported in connection with the blaze.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation, Lindstrom said.

She asked that anyone with information about the incident call the fire marshal’s office at (770) 205-4527.