More than 70 acres burned near Kingston Wednesday. According to officials with the Georgia Forestry Commission 75 to 77 acres burned along Highway 293. Crews remained on scene until 2 a.m. There were no injuries and no structures were in danger.
Local firefighters and crews with the Georgia Forestry Commission were also called to a grass woods fire on Dodds Road, Kingston Wednesday. This fire claimed 8 to 10 acres. There were no injuries. The fire came close to one structure. While the cause of these fires remains under investigation, officials say this area is experiencing extremely dry conditions due to a lack of rain. Property owners are encouraged to limit burning at this time.
Fire caused moderate damage to an Adairsville home Wednesday. The fire occurred at approximately 12:44 p.m. Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to 1229 Highway 140, Adairsville to a report of a residential structure fire. The caller advised that the neighbor’s porch was on fire. BCFES crews arrived on scene to find a two-story wood frame structure with smoke and fire showing. Once crews were able to extinguish the fire, a fire investigator was called to the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home received moderate damage. There were no injuries reported.