OVERNIGHT BLAZE DAMAGES VACANT HOUSE NEAR LILBURN
INCIDENT DATE: 03/13/2020
TIME DISPATCHED: 12:38AM
TIME ARRIVED: 12:43AM
TIME UNDER CONTROL: 1:27AM
(Lilburn, Ga., March 13, 2020) – Firefighters responded at 12:38am to a report of a house fire in the 1200 block of Dickens Road, NW in unincorporated Lilburn. Multiple callers to 911 reported flames visible from the roof and the surrounding trees. A neighbor advised that the house has been vacant for over a year.
Firefighters arrived to find a well involved single-story, wood-frame house on a slab. There were heavy fire conditions on the interior of the structure and flames shooting through the roof as initial crews deployed fire attack hose lines and established a positive water supply from a nearby hydrant. Firefighters operated in the defensive mode to darken down the bulk of the flames from the exterior due to the magnitude of the fire on arrival. The first-due Engine crew worked fast to control the blaze and protect exposures. The Ladder Truck was positioned at the front of the house and extended the bucket to begin aerial operations. Additional units flowed water from two hand lines to complete extinguishment of the flames.
Firefighters made entry inside the burned structure to conduct a search for victims and to quench the remaining hotspots. There was no one found inside the house and no injuries were reported. Per the Incident Commander, the house appeared to be used for miscellaneous storage and was not being lived-in at the time. The house sustained heavy damage and is considered a total loss.
A Fire Investigator responded to the scene to assist with origin and cause determination. The investigator is attempting to make contact with the owner of the property. The exact cause of the fire is currently undetermined and is under active investigation.
Additional information will be sent by the Fire-PIO when available.
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