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(Lawrenceville, Ga., June 25, 2021) – Firefighters responded at 12:44 a.m. to a resident report of an apartment on fire in building 13. The caller to 911 stated that it was unknown where the fire was coming from. All occupants were alerted by the smoke alarm and escaped unharmed. There were no injuries reported. The scene was declared under control at 1:21 a.m.

Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing from two end units of a single-story quadraplex building. Flames were already breaking through the roof as the first fire trucks were connecting to the hydrant and deploying fire attack hose lines. Firefighters advanced three handlines inside the structure to knockdown the flames and bring the fire completely under control.

The blaze caused heavy fire damage to two units and burned off the roof over part of the building. There was residual damage to the adjoining units due to firefighting efforts. Firefighters did a good job of stopping the spread of the fire and contained the bulk of the damage to the corner units of the building. The American Red Cross was requested to provide assistance for 4-adults and 3-children displaced by the damage.

The exact cause of the fire is currently undetermined and is under investigation. A Fire Investigator was requested to respond to the scene for origin and cause determination. Additional information will be sent when available.

EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED: 4-Engines, 2-Ladder Trucks, 1-Squad, 1-Medic Unit, 1-Air & Light Unit, 1-Battalion Chief, 1-District Commander, 1-Medic Supervisor, 1-Fire Investigator, and 1-PIO.


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