A house fire early Monday morning appears to have been the most serious incident public safety officials have had to deal with so far this frigid week.
Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the blaze destroyed an unoccupied home at 2775 Brentwood Estates Court in south Forsyth.
He said the fire was reported about 3 a.m. by neighbors, but the flames appeared to have been burning for some time before anyone noticed.
"Upon arrival it was confirmed it was 100 percent involved in fire," Shivers said. "It was a completely defensive operation."
No one was hurt in the blaze. He said the two-story house was still owned by the developer and no personal belongings were lost.
"It was extremely cold, of course," said Shivers, adding that firefighters worked to keep the flames from spreading to nearby property.
He said the cause and origin of the blaze remain under investigation.
Despite the chilly conditions, Shivers said it was "an average weekend."
"Most folks are staying indoors in weather like this and we're not really seeing a spike in outdoor activity of any kind," Shivers said.
"Most of our incidents are occurring indoors, whether it's medical occurrences or injuries. We hope it will stay quiet throughout the holiday season."
According to the National Weather Service, cold weather is expected to linger, with varying chances of rain in the forecast through Saturday night. Sunshine could return Sunday.
High temperatures this week could reach near 50 degrees, with lows in the 30s at night.