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Fire that killed dog ruled accident
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A firefighter is seen holding a dog rescued from a fire Thursday, Nov. 14. - photo by Courtesy of Hall County Fire Services

The Hall County fire marshal’s office determined a fire on Benefield Road that caused the death of a dog was accidental and electrical in nature.

Hall County firefighters responded before 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, to the 4400 block of Benefield Road in South Hall, where heavy smoke was seen from the front door.

Three dogs were found inside the structure, and firefighters extinguished the flames quickly.

“All three were removed from the home and were alive. One of them died on the scene,” Division Chief Zach Brackett previously told The Times regarding the dogs.

Two men and one woman were displaced from the fire, but the American Red Cross was called to help with housing.



Original story: Three people were displaced after their double-wide mobile home on Benefield Road caught fire Thursday morning, according to authorities.

Hall County firefighters responded before 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, to the 4400 block of Benefield Road in South Hall, where heavy smoke was seen from the front door.

Three dogs were found inside the structure, and firefighters extinguished the flames quickly.

“All three were removed from the home and were alive. One of them died on the scene,” Division Chief Zach Brackett wrote in an email regarding the dogs.

Two men and one woman were displaced from the fire, but the American Red Cross was called to help with housing.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.




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