Hall, Gainesville schools to hold remote learning day Thursday, as Hurricane Zeta bears down on Gulf Coast
The Gainesville City School System will not hold in-person classes on Thursday, Oct. 29, as Hall County prepares strong winds and heavy rain expected from Hurricane Zeta. Class is still in session but will be hosted virtually, the school system says.
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Teenage burn victim taken to Atlanta hospital
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A 15-year-old South Hall boy was taken Monday afternoon to the burn unit at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

The teenager suffered burns to his face and hands and had a small third-degree burn on his wrist, said Capt. Scott Cagle, fire marshal for Hall County Fire Services.

He was injured just before 2 p.m. Monday during a grease fire at a home off Flowery Way when he apparently tried to carry the pan out of the house.

Cagle advised calling the fire department if a grease fire occurs, then turn off the stove element and put a lid on the container to smother the fire.

"If this can’t be done safely, use the fire extinguisher you should have in your kitchen," he said. "Never put water on a grease fire."

Never try to move the pot or pan. That could spread the fire or burn you in the process, Cagle said.

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