Vehicle destroyed by garage fire
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County Fire Department officials said they have not determined the cause of a fire that destroyed a vehicle outside a Lawrenceville home Friday morning.
Firefighters responded about 1:30 a.m. to a report of a house fire on Sydney Pond Circle, finding heavy flames coming from a vehicle inside the garage.
Authorities said the fire was contained to the vehicle and was quickly extinguished by fire crews.
No injuries were reported.
Cause of Duluth business blaze still unknown
DULUTH - Firefighters are unsure what caused flames to break out at the Emission Station in Duluth early Friday morning.
According to a Fire Department news release, crews found heavy smoke showing from the one-story business on Buford Highway and entered immediately to attack the flames.
The fire was reported to 911 by several passing motorists.
Authorities said the blaze caused heavy damage to about 25 percent of the building, which served as an emission testing station.
The business was closed at the time, and no injuries were reported.
Thief possibly leaves hat behind
DACULA - Two handguns were stolen Tuesday from a Dacula home on Jim Moore Road, according to a police report.
The resident reported someone forcibly entered the home by prying open a window and then ransacked the home, taking the weapons.
The homeowner said he was in the process of moving out of the home and had not been staying at the location for a while.
According to the report, a black baseball hat embroidered with "K-9" was found in the kitchen and collected by authorities.
Copper, AC unit lifted from home
BUFORD - An air conditioning unit and copper pieces were reported stolen last month from a Buford rental home, a police report said.
Sometime during a nine-day period, the AC unit and copper from a furnace were taken from the Dollin Lane home while it was vacant
The theft was not discovered until last week when new renters moved in and attempted to turn on the heat, the report said.