Monday, June 14, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Campfire leads to outbuilding blaze
NORCROSS — Smokey Bear would not be happy.
An unextinguished campfire on the 5800 block of Kingswood Court in Norcross caused an outbuilding to go up in flames early Sunday morning, Gwinnett County fire spokesman Lt. Eric Erberly said, the building a total loss.
Units responded to the location just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, and found the 10-by-16 foot outbuilding on fire, just 20 or so feet away from a home.
Several recreational vehicles were lost in the fire, Eberly said. The blaze has been ruled an accident.
Auburn trailer catches fire
AUBURN — A fire at a single-wide trailer in Auburn on Saturday night is still under investigation.
Barrow County firefighters responded to the mobile home on Carter Road just before 10 p.m., finding heavy flames, spokesman Lt. Scott Dakin said. The fire was handled quickly, but the mobile home, which was vacant at the time, was destroyed.
The cause of the blaze is an “undetermined human act,” Dakin said, and remains under investigation.
— From staff reports