Mattress catches fire in apartment

•DULUTH - A mattress that caught fire in the master bedroom of a Preston Park Drive apartment caused light smoke inside the third-floor unit Monday.

"The cause of the blaze appears accidental," Lt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department, wrote in a press release. "Firefighters believe the fire started when a wall-mounted lamp fell against the mattress. The lamp was turned on at the time."

No injuries were reported, but the fire caused two apartments below to receive water damage due to sprinkler systems that were activated during the blaze.

The residents of the unit where the fire started, as well as a family below, were displaced by the fire.

Pot left unattended

on stove starts fire

•NORCROSS - Apartment residents arrived home Saturday to find a fire in their kitchen.

One of the residents was able to extinguish the flames using a portable fire extinguisher. Firefighters who arrived at the 1080 Court Drive residence worked to move smoke out of the home.

"The fire was caused by a pot left on the stove unattended," Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department, wrote in a press release. No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the two residents who were displaced by the fire.

Mobile home destroyed by fire

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Firefighters continue investigate what caused a single-wide mobile home to catch fire Monday.

One of three residents of the 533 Pine Hill Circle home in Lawrenceville was home at the time. The woman was able to escape the blaze unharmed.

The fire destroyed the home and caused minor damage to the exterior walls of the two nearby mobile homes.

Two trucks in the driveway of the home and one truck in the yard were damaged by the flames and heat.

The American Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance to the three adults displaced by the fire.

Kitchen fire

displaces 3

•DULUTH - Firefighters responded to a fire that began in the kitchen of a lower-level apartment at the Gwinnett Crossing Apartments on Sunday.

Fire crews determined the cause of the blaze was a stove that was left on in the kitchen. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the one unit. The fire caused moderate damage to the kitchen and sent smoke throughout the apartment building.

The building was evacuated shortly while crews worked to remove the smoke. The occupants of the apartment at 3425 Club Place were home at the time and were able to escape without injury. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the three adults who lived in the apartment.