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(Lilburn, Ga., July 8, 2021) – Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire at the 133 block of Lester Woods Ct in Lilburn. The caller to 911 advised that there was possibly a dog inside but that the residents did not appear to be home.

Crews arrived to find a working fire with heavy dark smoke showing from the rear of a single-family, split-level dwelling. Fire crews deployed a fire attack hose line to combat the fire. The second unit on scene deployed an additional hose line and the fire was brought under control. One dog was found during the primary search and was removed from the house. Crews outside utilized a Pet Oxygen Mask to help with the dog’s recovery. A Rapid Intervention Team was established and a secondary search was performed. Per the Incident Commander, the residents were not home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported. American Red Cross was requested to respond to assist the family of 2 adults and 2 children that live in the home.

Fire investigator responded and after speaking with the resident, it was determined that the fire was accidental and started on the back deck and spread into the home.

Firefighters encourage all citizens to practice home fire safety. Be sure to install working smoke alarms on every level of the home and in each bedroom. Develop a home escape plan and practice fire drills regularly. For additional 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-Medic Unit, 1-Air & Light Unit, 2-Battalion Chiefs, and 1-Fire Investigator.



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