Thursday, July 22, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett County firefighters stayed busy Thursday afternoon with three vastly differing fires.
At around 3:43 p.m., firefighters responded to the 300 block of Canterbury Lane in Lawrenceville to the call of a tree knocked down.
Upon arrival, the found a split tree that had apparently pulled a power line out with it. The fire at the vacant home had already been extinguished by the time engines arrived, spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said.
Twenty minutes later at 4:03 p.m., firefighters responded to an apartment fire at the Victory Trail Apartments in Norcross.
Upon arrival at the complex at 6055 South Norcross Tucker Road firefighters found two units heavily involved before maintaining a speedy knockdown.
Four occupied units were damaged and 25 residents were displaced, Rutledge said. One adult female occupant was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth for minor smoke inhalation.
Firefighters then responded to a vehicle fire on the 700 block of Roxholly Walk in Suwanee.
The vehicle was well involved upon arrival, and was destroyed, Rutledge said. The blaze also blistered the paint on another nearby vehicle and cause minimal damage to the garage.