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Chimney fire damages South Hall home
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A chimney fire Thursday caused an estimated $180,000 in damage to a home on Rock Springs Circle in South Hall County.

An occupant called at about 2:55 p.m. to report the roof was on fire at the home in the 5800 block of Rock Springs Circle off Shadburn Ferry Road, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

Arriving firefighters discovered heavy fire and smoke coming from a 6,000-square-foot home. The main body of the fire appeared to be in the attic, Kimbrell said.

An investigator made a preliminary determination that the cause of the blaze was an accidental chimney fire. The investigator will return today for follow-up.

Gwinnett County Fire responds with automatic aid in this area of South Hall, Kimbrell said. Hall and Gwinnett units began extinguishing the fire, and a Gwinnett ladder truck also was used in the effort, he said.

Fire heavily damaged the attic and upper floor of the structure, and there was water and smoke damage to other areas of the home, Kimbrell said.

The home was valued at $600,000, and damage was estimated to be $180,000, he said.

Kimbrell said no one was injured in the blaze.

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