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FIRE BRIEFS: Fire scorches backyards

Fire scorches backyards

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County firefighters responded to a blaze covering several residential backyards Tuesday evening, officials said.

Firefighters responded to Ashton Park Drive in Lawrenceville at about 5:45 p.m., finding the fire scorching four separate yards, spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said. The blaze was contained quickly, but a sand truck from the Georgia Department of Transportation had to be called in due to ice forming on the roadway from fire hoses, Rutledge said.

No injures were reported and no structures were damaged. The exact cause was undetermined Tuesday, Rutledge said.

Fire causes minor damage to garage

LILBURN — A teenager was evaluated and released after “minor exposure” to a fire that caused damage to his Lilburn home Tuesday.

Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the home on the 1000 block of Glasgow Drive at about 6:50 p.m., finding a small fire in the garage of the home on arrival, Rutledge said.

The blaze was put out quickly, and caused only minor damage to the contents in the garage and “sent slight smoke throughout the house,” Rutledge said.

The teenage male occupant was evaluated and released at the scene. The exact cause of the fire was undetermined Tuesday night.

Doraville electrical fire quickly handled

DORAVILLE — Gwinnett County firefighters responded to a small attic fire in Doraville on Tuesday night, making quick work of the blaze.

Firefighters responded to the scene on the 4500 block of Bruce Street just before 11 a.m., finding light smoke showing on arrival, Rutledge said. It was determined to be contained to the attic and quickly extinguished.

The fire appeared to be “accidental and electrical in nature,” Rutledge said.

No injuries were reported.