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Fire crews responded to three structure fires in Macon County in 24 hour period

On Thursday January 4th at 1:39 PM crews responded to a reported structure fire at 269 Green Street with smoke reported inside the structure. Franklin Fire and Rescue responded and was assisted by Clarks Chapel and West Macon Fire and Rescue departments and Macon County Fire Services. The source of the smoke was quickly located and damage was minimal and there were no injuries.

Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue responded to a fully involved structure fire on Prentiss Bridge Road at 6:03 PM. They were assisted by Franklin and Otto Fire and Rescue Departments and Macon County EMS. Two deceased victims were located inside the structure. An investigation is currently underway conducted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, and the Macon County Fire Marshal’s Office. The names of the deceased have not been released. The structure and two vehicles were completely destroyed.

Crews from Cullasaja Fire and Rescue responded to a reported chimney fire at 147 Dills Knob Road at 4:42 AM on January 5th. First arriving crews found a fully involved residential structure fire. They were assisted by Franklin and Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue Departments. The structure was a total loss and there were no injuries. The Macon County Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation.

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