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Police, fire reports

Family displaced by house attic fire

BUFORD - A family of four was able to escape without injury Thursday night when they heard a popping noise and discovered the attic of their house was on fire.

Upon arrival, Gwinnett firefighters found heavy smoke showing from a single-story wood house and flames through the roof, Gwinnett fire Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.

The house, located in the 3500 block of S. Puckett Road, was heavily damaged, he said. The Red Cross was notified to provide assistance.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at the time.

Cause of apartment fire undetermined

TUCKER - It took Gwinnett firefighters less than ten minutes to knock down a second-story fire Thursday evening at the Carrington Chase apartment complex.

Gwinnett fire Capt. Thomas Rutledge said first-due units found smoke showing from the second floor of the apartment, located in the 1000 block of Oak Chase Drive.

After extinguishing the blaze, crews conducted a search of the unit and found no one inside, he said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at the time.

Fight breaks out at Taste of Chaos

DULUTH - As if one fight wasn't enough, a concert reveler attempted to quarrel with a Gwinnett police officer at the Taste of Chaos tour at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

According to a police report, two men began to fight when police broke up the fracas. That's when one of the amped-up men went after one of the responding officers.

The man allegedly cursed the officer then pushed him in the chest, causing "immediate fear of assault or injury," according to the report.

The man was subdued by the officer and arrested.