One home was destroyed and another damaged by fire Sunday afternoon in eastern Hall County.
Hall County Fire Services responded to an emergency call Oct. 28. in the 3300 block of Greenleaf Lane off Gaines Mill Road after residents saw smoke coming from the garage, according to a statement from spokesman Capt. Zachary Brackett.
Arriving units found a single family home with heavy fire in the garage and extending to the attic. Brackett said firefighters attempted an offensive attack, but assumed a defensive posture as flames spread rapidly.
The home is considered a total loss, according to Brackett. Two adults and five children were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
A home next door, approximately 40 feet away, also sustained damage to the vinyl siding.
No injuries were reported and the cause is undetermined, Brackett said.