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Loganville fire destroys two houses

LOGANVILLE - A fire in a Loganville subdivision off Rosebud Road destroyed two homes and damaged two others on Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived at a two-story dwelling on Stephens Pond View about 3 p.m. to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the house. The blaze soon spread to an adjacent house because of the radiant heat and took 30 firefighters to put it out, said Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

The fire was brought under control by 3:55 p.m., but not before both houses were razed, displacing 13 residents. Two other houses also had moderate damage to the exterior siding. Crews remained on the scene to douse hot spots over the next several hours.

The cause of the blaze was still under investigation at press time. No one was injured but three households were displaced and two were assisted by Red Cross.

Subway roof catches fire

NORCROSS - The roof of a Subway in a strip mall caught on fire Wednesday evening but firefighters put it out in less than 20 minutes.

A 911 call was made at 9:16 p.m. from Outback Steak House and the caller said flames were coming from the roof of the Subway. The fire at 4015 Holcomb Bridge Road did not result in injuries and did not result in damage to adjacent businesses, said Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Rutledge said the exact cause has not been determined.