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UPDATE: Woodstock Home Damaged in July 4 Fire

The blaze at 128 Bear Cave Trail started just before 3 a.m. Friday, July 4 in the Deer Run subdivision.

A home at 128 Bear Cave Trail was damaged in a fire early Friday morning. Credit: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services
A home at 128 Bear Cave Trail was damaged in a fire early Friday morning. Credit: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services

A home in Woodstock suffered damage in a fire that started during the overnight hours on Independence Day.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire and Rescue both responded to a structure fire call just before 3 a.m. Friday, July 4 at 128 Bear Cave Trail, located in the Deer Run Subdivision off Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock.

Firefighters arrived onto the scene and found the deck of the two-story house on fire with "heavy flames" showing, said Cherokee Fire spokesperson Tim Cavender. 

Firefighters were able to get a "quick stop" on the fire within minutes after arrival, Cavender added.  

Woodstock Fire Chief Dave Soumas noted an "aggressive, careful and coordinated attack" on the fire at the home contributed to the agencies successfully containing the fire.

“Although the damage sustained to the structure was significant, the quick, coordinated effort by the responding firefighters controlled what had the potential to be extensive and widespread,” Soumas added.  

Soumas added the residents who were at home when the fire broke out were able to escape without injuries.

The majority of the damage was located at the back of the house, and multiple homes around the structure were evacuated due to embers.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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