Structures lost in overnight fires
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A mobile home on Third Army Road in Acworth burned early Saturday morning. The structure was fully involved with heavy fire showing when the first unit arrived.
JESSICA LOEDING/The Daily Tribune News
A mobile home on Third Army Road in Acworth burned early Saturday morning. The structure was fully involved with heavy fire showing when the first unit arrived. JESSICA LOEDING/The Daily Tribune News
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Bartow County Fire Department worked two residential fires within an hour of each other overnight Friday.

According to BCFD Firefighter Tim Smith, units were first dispatched to a log cabin on Maddon Road in Kingston about 1:45 a.m. Saturday. Engines 1, 7, 10 and 12, along with ladder 10, responded.

When crews arrived, they found the cabin "on the ground" and fully involved. The fire had spread to a bunkhouse, Smith said, but firefighters were able to make entry and limit damage to a rear room. A nearby outbuilding sustained minor damage from radiant heat.

The fire was under control at 2:25 a.m. Residents were not home at the time of the blaze, and no injuries were reported.

Because the residence was a total loss, the origin and cause of the fire are unknown.

Smith said BCFD units also responded to a Third Army Road blaze early Saturday.

Firefighters from stations 4, 6 and 9 and ladder 1 were called to the scene at 2:38 a.m. Saturday after a vacant mobile home caught fire. Crews found the structure fully involved with heavy fire showing upon arrival.

The fire was under control at 3:25 a.m. Because the residence was a total loss, the origin and cause of the fire are unknown.

Three firefighters suffered multiple stings after an underground yellow jacket nest was disturbed, but none required transport.

Man reports robbery by sudden snatching

A man told a Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy Friday afternoon that a suspect robbed him of cash at the Shell gas station, 501 Cassville Road.

According to the report, the suspect approached the passenger window of the man's vehicle asking for directions. When the man lowered the window, the man grabbed the $140 and fled in the direction of Roth Lane.

Deputies checked the area with no results.