partlycloudy
Sunday May 29th, 2016 3:38PM

Firefighters in Jackson County respond to two Monday fires

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
JEFFERSON - Firefighters out of Jackson County responded to two fire calls within two minutes of one another early Monday morning.

The first fire did minor damage to a warehouse/industrial complex at 1000 Valentine Industrial Parkway in Jefferson.

According to Jackson County Emergency Services Director Steve Nichols, a piece of equipment in the building's vacuum room caught fire. Nichols listed the cause as accidental.

Shortly after that call, firefighters responded to a duplex fire at 758 Old Commerce Road Extension in the Athens area of the county.

Firefighters contained the blaze to one bedroom. Nichols said smoke detectors awakened the occupants. He said one person suffered smoke inhalation but was treated on the scene.

Nichols said investigators believe the fire was electrical and caused moderate damage to the building. American Red Cross workers were assisting the residents.

The fire calls came at 1:30 a.m. and 1:32 a.m.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 2 years ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 2 years ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Braselton hospital first in state for StormReady certification
The Braselton campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been designated with the StormReady certification from the National Weather Service.
1:30PM ( 2 hours ago )
City of Oakwood prepares for widening of Old Oakwood Road
The city of Oakwood is planning to widen a portion of Old Oakwood Road to improve traffic operations along the commercial corridor.
10:30AM ( 5 hours ago )
Two injured in Saturday wreck on Queen City Parkway
Two people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Saturday afternoon following a wreck on Queen City Parkway.
10:06AM ( 5 hours ago )
New pier to be built at Sims Lake Park in Suwanee
Officials in Suwanee have given approval for a new pier to be built at Sims Lake Park.
7:00AM ( 8 hours ago )
Woman's body found in Lake Lanier
Gainesville police recovered a woman's body from Lake Lanier near Lanier Point Park Saturday afternoon.
7:50PM ( 19 hours ago )