Two women, including an expectant mother, were rescued from a
Wednesday morning house fire in Gwinnett County.
Gwinnett Police Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the women were trapped by heavy smoke conditions on the second floor of a home on Harmony Grove Road in Lilburn when firefighters arrived around 10:20 a.m.
“The women were conscious and alert and were signaling firefighters from the window on arrival,” Rutledge said in an emailed alert. “First-due firefighters quickly deployed a ground ladder and assisted the women out the window on the right-side of the structure. Both were able to climb down on their own with assistance.”
The women suffered minor smoke inhalation and were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center.
Rutledge said the fire was found in the basement of the two-story wood/brick home. The basement was extensively damaged and smoke was sent through the house.
The cause is under investigation.