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Three rescued from burning home
Cause of fire under investigation
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Forsyth County firefighters remove gear from a home on Blue Ridge Avenue that caught fire Thursday morning. Three people were rescued from the blaze. - photo by Jim Dean


One of three people rescued Thursday morning from a burning home in north Forsyth was taken to a local hospital.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the woman was being treated for smoke inhalation at Northside Hospital-Forsyth. She is expected to recover.

The older, wood frame house at 6425 Blue Ridge Ave. in the Silver City community, suffered minor damage during the fire, which was reported about 9 a.m.

When firefighters got there, Shivers said, one woman was outside while another woman and a man were inside the house. There was light smoke coming from the attic.

“Shortly after arrival the adult female that met us outside went back into the house,” he said.

Shivers noted that the man was wheelchair-bound and one of the women was physically handicapped.

Firefighters, with assistance from Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies, were able to rescue all three people from the home.

Shivers said none of the emergency responders were injured in the incident.

“The exact cause is under investigation, but it appears to have originated as an electrical fire in the basement,” Shivers said.

The home is a short drive from the fire department’s new Station 7, which opened in June next to Silver City Elementary on Hwy. 9.

Online Editor Jim Dean contributed to this report.