Large brush fire breaks out near subdivision in Fannin County
BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Crews were out battling a large brush fire for hours overnight in Fannin County.
The fire in the Whispering Lake Subdivision off Bullen Gap Road in Blue Ridge had several structures in danger early Tuesday morning.
The Whispering Lake Fire Department contained this to a ground fire. However, all residents in the Whispering Lake Subdivision were advised to evacuate.
Firefighters with Fannin County, the U.S. Forest Service, and Georgia Forestry worked to protect nine residential buildings from the flames.
The Fannin County Emergency Management Agency says crews worked for seven hours in high winds and rapidly changing conditions to fight the flames.
The fire is now out, and no injuries were reported.
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