Six homes burned in the early morning Wednesday in a Canton neighborhood, three of which were totally destroyed, though there were no injuries, according to Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services.
Firefighters responded to the Hidden Creek subdivision at about 3:30 a.m. to a call about multiple houses on fire, the fire department reported.
A 15-year-old boy woke up “to hear popping and crackling and noticed the fire,” Fire Investigator Cheri Collett said. He notified his family first and then ran outside to tell neighbors about the fire.
Three homes were destroyed and another three received “moderate to minor damage,” according to the fire department. Multiple cars were also damaged in the fire.
Cherokee County fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
Nearly 40 firefighters from five different stations responded to the fire to extinguish the multiple house fires, according to Jamie McCord, battalion chief.
The American Red Cross responded to assist displaced families.