Friday, July 7, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Lightning strike starts house fire
DULUTH - A lightning strike sparked a fire Wednesday that caused significant damage to a two-story house in Duluth.
Firefighters were dispatched at 9:31 p.m. to 3964 Leeward Court after a passing motorist noticed the blaze, said Lt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department. No one was home - the residents were out of town, Rutledge said.
The flames were brought under control by 10:22 p.m. There was significant damage to the interior of the house and smoke damage throughout the dwelling.
Man admits to burning woman's purse
LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man burned his girlfriend's purse Sunday after the couple got into an argument at his house on East Morningside Drive, according to a police report.
The girlfriend told police that Mohammad Anwar Salim, 28, became irate when she told him she was going to a party. She claimed that Salim said "I'll settle this situation" and then walked outside and set her purse on fire.
Salim admitted to burning the purse, but he told a different story. Salim told police he torched the purse after arriving home to find his girlfriend and his roommate "making out" on the front porch.
Salim was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass.
- From wire reports