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Hall County fires damage homes but no one is injured
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A rash of fires Friday damaged homes across Hall County but no injuries were reported.

The first happened early Friday morning in the 6000 block of Terrace Lake Point in South Hall County. Four people escaped, but the 3,000-square-foot home suffered about $125,000 in damage, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

Hall firefighters responded to the call from an occupant and found the two-story house with heavy flames showing through the roof.

The four occupants were alerted by their smoke alarm and evacuated before crews arrived. They tried to put out the fire themselves before calling firefighters, which officials say gave the blaze a head start.

Investigators determined the fire started from a candle burning in a bedroom.

Another fire happened Friday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of Serenity Street in South Hall.

No one was hurt, but the 2,400-square-foot home was a total loss, Kimbrell said.

The home was fully involved when firefighters arrived and they made a defensive attack with a ladder truck, he said.

At about 5 p.m. firefighters were called to another house fire, this one on Cherry Lane off Browns Bridge Road.

A neighbor reported smoke coming from the house, and firefighters made an interior attack and quickly extinguished it, Kimbrell said.

Further details on the afternoon fires weren't immediately available.

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