Fire nearly destroyed a home in Flowery Branch Monday afternoon, and resulted in the loss of a family’s pet dog.
Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the fire, which burned a home in the 4200 block of Burgundy Way, resulted in about $100,000 of damage to a $150,000 home. But no people were injured.
Firefighters received a call about the fire at 1:20 p.m., and the 1,800-square-foot home was already showing heavy smoke by the time Hall County firefighters arrived, Cagle said.
Although there was a car in the driveway, a search of the home revealed that the owners were not inside, Cagle said.
The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and possibly started in the furnace room of the home’s garage, Cagle said.
Hall County fire officials called Red Cross to assist the family, which was displaced by the fire.