Wednesday, April 18, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS - A construction worker was injured Tuesday morning when the apartment building he was working in caught fire.
Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Thomas Rutledge said the man was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center after being exposed to smoke.
Although Rutledge said he could not release the man's name and other information about the man due to privacy laws, he said the man was transported with serious injuries shortly after the fire began about 10:20 a.m.
No one was living in the Bradford Gwinnett Apartments at the time and the one worker was the only person injured, Rutledge added. He said the injured man and other workers were outside the building when firefighters arrived.
Rutledge said it is unknown how the fire started at the apartments located at 100 Castor Drive in Norcross, but said firefighters believe the blaze started in a third-floor unit and spread to the attic.
"The apartments were currently being renovated and were about 95 percent complete," Rutledge said.
The fire damaged only the attic area above two third-floor units of the apartment building, Rutledge added.
"The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious," Rutledge said. "The cause
is still undetermined and
this is an ongoing investigation."