Early Morning Fire Near Canton Injures Two
A man and a woman both received second-degree burns in the blaze.
A man and woman suffered second degree burns in an early Saturday morning fire near Canton.
Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to a fire at 11258 Bells Ferry Road just south of Butterworth Road near Canton shortly after 2:15 a.m.
Fire fighters arrived on the scene and discovered heavy flames coming from the one-story home. The two occupants inside were awaken by a smoke alarm, but suffered injuries from the blaze.
A 36-year-old man received second-degree burns to his shoulders and a 31-year-old woman also received second-degree burns to her left shoulder.
The home was destroyed in the blaze.
Cherokee County fire officials are currently investigating the cause and origin of the fire.