Unattended cooking appears to be the cause of a fire that damaged a McEver Road home on Wednesday, authorities said.
Firefighters were dispatched to the 5300 block of McEver Road about 6 p.m. after a passer-by reported seeing smoke from the rear of a house, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.
Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the home. The cause appears to be a grease fire that occurred when cooking was left temporarily unattended, Kimbrell said.
Damage to the kitchen was estimated at $3,000, he said.
The occupants of the home were staying with friends until power could be checked and restored.