A late Saturday fire that destroyed a South Hall mobile home appears to have been accidental.
An investigator on the scene made that assessment after initially ruling that an electrical problem caused the fire, said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.
Firefighters were called to the home in the 5100 block of Oliver Road at 11:55 p.m.
A man who lived in the home had returned home to find smoke and flames inside the structure, notifying the fire department.
Upon arrival, firefighters found light smoke showing from the home’s exterior. Within 10 minutes, the fire was mostly put out, Kimbrell said.
The American Red Cross was called to help the man, he added.
In another South Hall fire, the department responded at 5:25 a.m. today to the 2200 block of Lee Land Road.
The homeowner woke up to find the detached garage/shop on fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the garage fully ablaze. They were at the house for nearly three hours, Kimbrell said.
The cause is still undetermined.
The damage to the garage and contents was estimated at $25,000 and is considered a total loss, Kimbrell said.