Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Six Homes in Canton Receive Damage from Early Morning Fire

June 2, 2021

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services responded this morning, at approximately 3:30, to a call reporting multiple homes being on fire in the Hidden Creek Subdivision in Canton.

According to Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Cheri Collett, “A 15-year-old boy at 358 Hidden Creek Lane was downstairs in a guest bedroom when he woke up to hear popping and crackling and noticed the fire.”  The boy notified his family first and then ran out side to notify neighbors of the fire.

Three homes in the subdivision were totally destroyed and three additional homes received moderate to minor damage. There were also numerous cars that received extensive to minor damage, too.  Battalion Chief, Jamie McCord, stated that firefighters from five different stations responded to the fire call and nearly 40 firefighters were on scene to extinguish the multiple house fires at one time.

Cherokee County Fire Investigators are on scene to investigate the cause of the fire.  The American Red Cross also responded to assist the displaced families.

No injuries were reported.

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Firefighters from five stations responded to the fire call this morning (photo credit - Kimberly Saint-Surin).
Firefighters from five stations responded to the fire call this morning (photo credit - Kimberly Saint-Surin). (click image for slideshow)
Firefighters responded to the call at approximately 3:30 this morning. (photo credit - Olivia Falvey)
Firefighters responded to the call at approximately 3:30 this morning. (photo credit - Olivia Falvey)
Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the fire. (photo credit - Olivia Falvey)
Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the fire. (photo credit - Olivia Falvey)
Six homes were damaged at the fire in Hidden Creek subdivision. (photo credit - Eddie Barajas)
Six homes were damaged at the fire in Hidden Creek subdivision. (photo credit - Eddie Barajas)
Several cars were damaged from the fire, too.
Several cars were damaged from the fire, too.
Firefighters responded to the fire scene at 3:30 this morning.
Firefighters responded to the fire scene at 3:30 this morning.
Firefighters search through the rubble from the fire this morning.
Firefighters search through the rubble from the fire this morning.