Fire destroys Duluth house

DULUTH -- A predawn fire destroyed a home Tuesday in the 1200 block of Old Peachtree Road and Satellite Boulevard near Duluth, officials said.

A passerby reported the fire behind a shopping center in the area at 4:36 a.m. Firefighters controlled it about an hour later, but not before the single-story home was destroyed, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

"No one was at the house when the fire department arrived, and the structure is believed to be vacant," he said.

No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation, Rutledge said.

Norcross home damaged by fire

NORCROSS -- A Tuesday afternoon fire heavily damaged the attic and roof of a home in the 1400 block of Harbins Road in Norcross, officials said.

Fire crews responded to the home at 3:17 p.m. and found nobody home, Rutledge said. No injuries were reported.

The cause is under investigation.