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(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 19, 2023) – At 7:53 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 1900 block of Lebanon Road in Lawrenceville. The initial 911 caller said there was a fire in an open field. An additional caller stated that a house was on fire at that location.

Upon arrival firefighters found a 15,000-square-foot two-story residential structure on a basement well off the roadway. There was heavy fire involvement in the basement of the home that had started to spread to the first and second floors. Firefighters used over a thousand feet of supply hose line from the hydrant on the road to the structure and used another fire truck to increase the pressure from the hydrant to the home due to lack of water pressure. Firefighters used multiple hose lines to fight the fire. Firefighters entered the house through a second-floor window, to perform a search, no victims were found, and the crews were forced out due to fire conditions worsening. Due to the size of the fire and the structural damage to the house, firefighters had to fight the fire from outside the home. Firefighters also contacted Gwinnett County Police Departments Aviation Unit to fly their helicopter equipped with a 100-gallon Bambi bucket to drop water from above the fire. The water was pulled from a lake behind the house. The helicopter made 22 passes over the fire to help bring it under control. Firefighters were able to get the flames under control at 9:43 a.m.

There were no injuries reported at this incident. The home was vacant at the time of the fire. Firefighters made contact with the owner who arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.

Fire investigators responded to the scene for fire cause and determination. Fire investigators determined that the cause of the fire was undetermined.

Note: For pictures of this incident please visit our Facebook and Twitter page @GwinnettFire.

EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED: 3-Ladder Trucks, 5- Engines, 1- Squad, 2- Med Units, 1- Air and Light Unit, 1- Rescue, 1- Hazmat Unit, 1- Medical Supervisor, 1- District Commander, 2- Battalion Chiefs, 3- Fire Investigators, 3- PIO.


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