EASTER MORNING FIRE DAMAGES HOME ON CRAIG DRIVE IN BUFORD

(Buford, Ga., April 4, 2021) – Firefighters extinguished a fire early Easter morning on Craig Drive NE in Buford. Crews found heavy smoke showing from the single-story modular home at 3:08 a.m. The scene was declared under control at 3:55 a.m. There was no one home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The blaze caused heavy damage to the structure and contents. The homeowner was contacted and came to the scene to speak with firefighters and the investigator.

Per the Fire Investigator, the blaze appears accidental and started in the void space in the ceiling. The investigator is unable to rule out and electrical source as the cause of the fire. The American Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance for the displaced occupants.

Practice fire safety every day. Install working smoke alarms on every level of the home and in each bedroom. Develop and home fire escape plan and practice fire drills regularly. Look for and eliminate home hazards that could cause a fire to start or grow in intensity.

For additional information on home fire safety, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction/Education Section at 678.518.4845 or email fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com.

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