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Home on Ga. 212 burns down
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 A home at 7245 Ga. Highway 212 was destroyed in a fire early Thursday morning, causing the road to be closed between 3:20 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

The Newton County Fire Department received a call from the homeowner reporting that the house was on fire but everyone had got out of the house, Fire Chief Mike Satterfield said. Investigators are still on the scene trying to determine the cause.

The fire department is calling the home a total loss as most of home destroyed.