clear
Thursday February 11th, 2016 2:16PM

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.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
Firefighters battle residential fire in South Hall
​While early reports indicated someone was still inside, a search of a residence on fire in South Hall County found no one Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
1:51PM ( 25 minutes ago )
House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage
The Georgia House has approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages that violate their faith.
By Associated Press
1:50PM ( 26 minutes ago )
More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and...
11:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville seeking to sell three lots in golf club area
​The City of Gainesville is taking bids on three residential lots in the Chattahoochee Golf Club area it has listed for sale with the Abernathy Cochran Group at the Norton Agency.
10:50AM ( 3 hours ago )
Crews make another go at McEver Road project start in South Hall
​After a false start earlier this week because of weather, overhaul work on a portion of McEver Road was on track to begin Thursday.
10:47AM ( 3 hours ago )