Fire destroys building outside vacant home
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Cherokee County firefighters worked to save a building outside a home on Purcell Free Drive near Ball Ground on Tuesday night, but were not able to save the structure, officials said. Tim Cavender, spokesman for the fire department, said the fire was quickly contained after firefighters arrived Tuesday night. <br>Special to the Tribune
Cherokee County firefighters worked to save a building outside a home on Purcell Free Drive near Ball Ground on Tuesday night, but were not able to save the structure, officials said. Tim Cavender, spokesman for the fire department, said the fire was quickly contained after firefighters arrived Tuesday night.
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Cherokee firefighters work to put out the blaze. ‘The man that owns the property is elderly and no longer living there,’ Cavender said. No injuries were reported. <br> Special to the Tribune
Cherokee firefighters work to put out the blaze. ‘The man that owns the property is elderly and no longer living there,’ Cavender said. No injuries were reported.
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Cherokee firefighters work to put out the blaze. ‘The man that owns the property is elderly and no longer living there,’ Cavender said. No injuries were reported. <br>Special to the Tribune
Cherokee firefighters work to put out the blaze. ‘The man that owns the property is elderly and no longer living there,’ Cavender said. No injuries were reported.
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Cherokee County fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire Tuesday night that destroyed a building outside a vacant house near Ball Ground.

Firefighters responded to the fire on Purcell Free Drive at about 8:45 p.m. and found the building fully ablaze, said Tim Cavender, spokesman for Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.

“Firefighters worked hard and were able to knock down the fire within minutes,” Cavender said.

Cavender said Capt. Kevin Lanier reports the building had next to nothing inside except for a work table and some paint cans.

“The man that owns the property is elderly and no longer living there,” Cavender said. “No injuries were reported.”

One lane of Mineral Springs Road was closed while the cleanup was underway.

Cavender said investigators are trying to determine what started the blaze.

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