ALTO – No injuries were reported when fire destroyed a home in northern Banks County on Thursday.
At 11:50 a.m., Banks County Fire/EMS units responded to a reported structure fire at 836 Grant Mill Road, Alto.
“Upon arrival, units found a single-family structure fully involved with fire,” said Banks County Fire/EMS Chief Steve Nichols.
The residents were not home at the time of the fire.
“The structure is listed as a total loss and the cause of the fire is listed as accidental undetermined,” Nichols said. “Minor damage from the fire resulted to a residence next door. A quick coverage of that structure was initiated to prevent additional damage.”
No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross was requested to assist the displaced residents.
A tanker from Habersham County Emergency Services responded due to no hydrants in the area of the fire.
Alto Police Department closed the road while Banks County Sheriff’s Office units assisted at the scene.
Units concluded the call just after 3:30 p.m.