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Back-to-back house fires erupt in Dawson County
One victim life-flighted to hospital

Two house fires broke out Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Dawson County. 

Dawson County 911 fielded calls reporting a house fire at a single-wide mobile home off of War Hill Park Road just before noon. Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services personnel responded and immediately began defensive operations to control the blaze.

Forsyth and Lumpkin counties both responded with mutual aid, with Forsyth lending a fire engine, rescue and battalion chief, and Lumpkin sending a med unit.

Within 20 minutes of arrival, the crews had the fire under control.

One male victim was taken by emergency air rescue from War Hill Park with burn injuries. His status has not been confirmed as of the writing of this article.

The second fire was called in just after 1:30 p.m., at a two-story single family house off of Caboose Lane. Crews arrived quickly and made an interior approach to the fire, which appeared to be coming from the attic.

The fire personnel were able to bring the fire under control quickly, and no injuries were reported.

The causes of both fires are still under investigation, but according to a press release issued by Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services, neither appear to be suspicious in nature.

"This is a good time to remind our community to be mindful and keep items at least 3 feet away from any heat source. At the first sign of fire, to always call 911 and get the fire department in route as soon as possible," read the press release.

Caboose Lane