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West Forsyth house fire displaces family of four

WEST FORSYTH — A house fire Wednesday morning southwest of Cumming displaced a family of four, but didn’t cause any injuries, Forsyth County Fire Department officials said.

The two-story home at 5325 Castlebrook Crossing Drive suffered “extensive damage” to the garage and the living and attic space immediately above, said Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers.

Many of the family’s belongings were salvaged, but much of the house sustained additional smoke and water damage.

Shivers said initial calls came in about 9:30 a.m. from a woman in the home and a service worker installing heating and air units in the Castlebrook subdivision off Castleberry Road.

The woman’s husband and two children were not home at the time.

Upon arrival, fire crews saw “heavy fire” coming from the garage and space above, Shivers said. They gained control after about 20 minutes.

The blaze remains under investigation, but Shivers said there is “nothing about it that is suspicious at this time.”

It was the second garage fire in two days for Forsyth County firefighters.

On Tuesday morning, a woman investigating a popping sound at her home in the Vickery Downs subdivision of west Forsyth discovered the garage was on fire and its doors were starting to melt from the heat.

No one was injured in the blaze. Its cause also remains under investigation, but does not appear suspicious, authorities have said.