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Officials probe condo blaze
Family displaced as home charred
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Fire officials are investigating a blaze that destroyed a condominium near Lake Lanier. - photo by Jim Dean


Fire officials continue to investigate a blaze Sunday that destroyed a condominium near Lake Lanier.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the blaze, which occurred about 11 a.m. at 3590 Deep Cove Drive, does not appear to be suspicious, but investigators have not determined how or where it started.

No injuries were reported in the incident, Shivers said, and the woman who rents the home got out with her dog.

"She did make it out alive without a problem, but it's going to be a total loss to that one unit," Shivers said.

The woman, whose name Shivers did not have, lives in the home with her two daughters, who both attend local schools.

He said the family declined help from the Red Cross.

The condo, one of four attached units, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the complex in eastern Forsyth.

Shivers said firefighters were able to stop the flames from spreading, though an adjoining unit had some water and smoke damage.

In addition, a separate building next to the condo had some heat damage.