Truck, home scorched

LAWRENCEVILLE - A Sunday afternoon fire in the 3500 block of Vinyard Way in Lawrenceville claimed a pickup truck and damaged a home, officials said.

A woman called 911 to report smoke in her home at 1:25 p.m. The blaze caused heavy damage to an attic above the garage and destroyed a pickup truck within, Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.

Firefighters controlled the blaze 23 minutes after arrival, he said. No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators believe the fire originated near a hot-water heater in the garage area. It appears accidental, Rutledge said.

The woman, displaced by burn and smoke damage, told authorities she was going to stay with family.

Fire damages mobile home

BUFORD - A predawn fire Tuesday damaged a single-wide mobile home in the 4400 block of Buford Highway in Norcross.

No one was home during the 4:10 a.m. blaze and no injuries were reported, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

Firefighters quickly contained the fire, but not before it caused extensive damage to the home, Rutledge said.

The exact cause of the blaze is under investigation.