Thursday, August 7, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Two injured in grease fire
DULUTH - Two people were injured in a grease fire Wednesday afternoon at a Duluth apartment, authorities said.
Gwinnett Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said two adult female occupants were burned by grease as they tried to remove a pan from the stove in the Meridian Pointe apartments, located in the 1400 block of Boggs Road in Duluth.
Both were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Rutledge said.
The grease fire was extinguished by the apartment's sprinkler system prior to firefighters arriving.
Boat, motorcycle destroyed in fire
LAWRENCEVILLE - A detached garage containing a boat and motorcycle was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday, authorities said.
Firefighters were dispatched to the 2900 block of Lawrenceville Highway near Roses Creek Drive in Lawrenceville at about 4:38 p.m. and found the block structure engulfed in flames, Gwinnett Fire Department Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.
The blaze gutted the building and completely destroyed a boat, motorcycle, and other contents inside the building, Rutledge said.
Firefighters worked quickly to contain the flames to the original structure and kept it from spreading to a second nearby garage and the main house, he said.
The cause of the fire is undetermined. No injuries were reported.