White County Public Safety Director David Murphy in an email statement said White County with automatic aid from Helen Fire, and mutual aid from Lee Arrendale Fire Brigade responded to the fire at 251 Back Pack Trail on Tray Mountain.
Murphy said, “The fire was reported to White County E-9-1-1 at 2:45 PM. When the first units arrived on scene they found a 1,000 square foot house that was already collapsed and all occupants were outside.”
According to Murphy in addition to the home being destroyed approximately three acres of wooded area burned. The U.S, and Georgia Forestry Service responding to assist with that.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, said Murphy, units were on the scene for approximately 4.5 hours.