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Smoke Alarms Awaken Family in Early Morning Dacula House Fire

(Dacula, Ga., Sept. 29, 2022) – Firefighters responded at 5:03 a.m. to an occupant report of a house fire in the 3500 block of Jim Moore Road NE in Dacula. The 911 caller advised the house was on fire, possibly starting in the basement.

On arrival, firefighters found a two-story residence on a basement with heavy fire involvement throughout the structure. A walk-around of the structure was completed while multiple hose lines were deployed. Positive water was established, and firefighters were in a defensive mode of operation. Crews were able to get a knockdown on the fire and the incident stabilized by 7:03 a.m. 

A total of four people lived in the home including two adults and two children. Both adults and children were at home when the fire broke out. According to a family member, smoke alarms alerted the family to get out of the home. The family denied Red Cross Assistance stating they will be staying with family. Fire investigators responded to the scene for the origin and cause determination. The house was determined to be a total loss and the cause of the fire was undetermined. Firefighters rotated through rehab before returning to service. A total of 23 firefighters responded to this fire. There were no injuries reported at this incident.

For information on home fire safety, please contact the Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services’ Community Risk Reduction Division at 678-518-4845 or email  

Equipment at the scene included: 3-Engines, 1-Ladder Truck, 1-Squad, 1-Air/Light Unit, 1-Medic Unit, 2-Battalion Chiefs,1-Fire Investigator, and 1-PIO.

Note: Pictures of the incident can be located on Facebook @GwinnettFire.



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