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Smoke but no fire at court annex

LAWRENCEVILLE - Firefighters responded to reports of smoke inside the Gwinnett County Court Annex Wednesday afternoon, but no flames were found.

Firefighters found alarms activated and a light haze of smoke inside the building about 5 p.m. near Court Room C, said Lt. Thomas Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

The building, located at 115 Stone Mountain St. in Lawrenceville, was evacuated when firefighters arrived.

The haze and odor or smoke tapered off as crews checked the floors, and firefighters turned the building over to sheriff's deputies and maintenance personnel, Rutledge said.

Rutledge said firefighters were unable to confirm the exact source of the smoke, but they were checking around a light fixture.