Wood stove may be to blame for house fire in Demorest

A wood stove may be to blame for a house fire that broke out Tuesday night in Demorest. The residents told firefighters the stove was burning in the area where the fire originated, says Habersham County Emergency Services Director Chad Black.

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The residents said they looked out the back of their house at 1322 Cannon Bridge Road and saw fire. At 7:13 p.m. they called 911. When county, Demorest and Cornelia firefighters arrived, the 1500 square foot single-family structure was approximately 50% involved, says Black.

“Due to [the] amount of involvement, personnel went into a defensive operation of fire attack. All occupants were able to get out with no┬áinjuries reported,” he says.

Firefighters contained and extinguished the blaze at the home located next to the Grateful Head Salon in Demorest.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating to determine the exact cause of the fire.

This is at least the second house fire to displace Habersham County residents in the past week. On Friday, November 12, a house fire forced Mount Airy residents from their home after it sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.

Habersham County and Demorest firefighters work to knock down a house fire that broke out November 16, 2021, at 1322 Cannon Bridge Road. (Red Bird Media)
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