The City of Winder Fire Department battled two house fires on Wednesday, July 20, both of which were ruled accidental.
No one was injured.
One house caught fire in the early morning hours and the other in the mid evening.
The first report was of heavy fire and smoke at a residence at 30 Alexander Street on Tuesday, July 20.
Winder Engine 1 arrived on scene at 3:13 a.m. and found heavy fire and smoke showing. Winder Engine 2, Ladder 1 and Barrow County Med Unit 6 also responded to the fire.
According to a release sent by Interim Chief Matt Whiting, firefighters attempted an interior attack and primary search of the structure, but due to heavy fire and structural conditions the firefighters were evacuated for a defensive attack on the outside.
The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental and resulting from an electrical problem.
Georgia Power was requested to the scene to disconnect power and Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to assist the homeowner.
The structure suffered heavy fire damage. Cause of fire was determined to be accidental caused by an electrical problem.
At 7:21 p.m. Wednesday, a garage caught fire a 1306 Dianne Way residence. Winder Engine 2 arrived on the scene at 7:24 p.m. and found heavy fire and smoke.
Winder Engine 1, Winder Rescue 1 and Barrow County Med Unit 3 also responded.
The fire was contained due to an aggressive interior attack according to reports, but the homeowner’s garage suffered heavy fire damage. The cause of that fire is undetermined.