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(Suwanee, Ga., Feb. 5, 2023) – Firefighters responded at 3:35 a.m. to a neighbor’s report of a house fire in the 4700 block of Cuyahoga Cove NW in Suwanee. The 911 caller advised entire front of the home was on fire.

On arrival, crews found a large 9,000 square-foot, two-story residence on a basement that was fully involved throughout the main portion of the home. Firefighters immediately began deploying defensive hose lines to protect exposures from the radiant heat. On the front side of the home, crews established a positive water supply and operated three hose lines and an aerial ladder. With access from a street behind the residence, another positive water supply was established, and crews operated an additional three hose lines and an aerial ladder. Within two hours, firefighters had knocked down the main body of fire. Crews remained on scene for another five hours dousing hotspots and applying foam to smoldering areas. The home was completely gutted and is total loss. No injuries were reported.

A fire investigator responded to the scene for origin and cause determination. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined and under investigation.

According to the private security for the River Club subdivision, the homeowners were out of town.

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: 5-Engines, 2-Ladder Trucks, 1-Squad, 1-Air/Light Unit, 1-Rehab Unit, 1-Medic Unit, 1-Battalion Chief, 1-District Commander, 1-Fire Investigator and 1-PIO

Note: Pictures of the incident can be located on Facebook and Twitter @GwinnettFire.



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