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Townhouse Fire in Norcross Started in Garage

Two adult residents were displaced by the fire.

A townhouse fire in Norcross Tuesday, Jan. 7 was contained to the garage.
A townhouse fire in Norcross Tuesday, Jan. 7 was contained to the garage.
Gwinnett County firefighters worked a townhouse fire in the 4800 block of Chaucery Lane, according to a media alert.

The fire occurred around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. Fire fighters responded to a call of a car on fire in the garage.

No injuries were reported. Two adult residents were displaced. The fire was contained to the garage.

Here's the media alert sent by Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge:

GWINNETT FIRE/MEDIA E-NEWS RELEASE: TOWNHOME FIRE-4800 BLOCK OF CHAUCERY LANE, NW IN NORCROSS


INCIDENT DATE: 01/07/14

TIME DISPATCHED: 6:14 P.M.

TIME ARRIVED: 6:17 P.M.

TIME UNDER CONTROL: 6:33 P.M.


Firefighters responded to an occupant report of a car on fire inside the attached garage of a two-story townhome at the above location.


Crews found heavy flames and smoke showing from the garage on arrival.  Firefighters deployed attack lines to control the blaze and immediately entered the structure.  The quick and aggressive actions of the first-due fire crews kept the fire from spreading to the main-living space.  The fire was contained to the garage and sent extensive smoke throughout the townhome unit.  The fire caused heavy damage to the garage and contents and destroyed the vehicle.  A wrecker was called to the scene to remove the vehicle in order to complete extinguishment and clear the smoke.

The exact cause of the fire is currently undetermined and is under investigation by the fire department.


Two occupants were displaced from the one townhome unit because of the damage.  There were no injuries reported.


Residents in the adjoining townhomes were allowed to return once the situation was brought under control.


EQUIPMENT AT THE SCENE INCLUDED:


4-Engines

2-Ladder Trucks

1-Squad

1-Air & Light Unit

1-Rehab Unit

1-Medic Unit

2-Battalion Chiefs

1-Fire Investigator

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