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Vacant Duluth house gutted by fire

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Gwinnett County fire crews work to put out any remaining flames on the back of a home off Centennial Trail in Duluth on Monday. The home was vacant.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Gwinnett County fire crews work to put out any remaining flames on the back of a home off Centennial Trail in Duluth on Monday. The home was vacant.

DULUTH -- A vacant house in a Duluth subdivision was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the home on the 3900 block of Centennial Trail at about 2:50 p.m. Monday after a neighbor called in the blaze, spokesman Lt. Eric Eberly said. Heavy flames and smoke coming from the back of the two-story home, firefighters quickly discovered the house to be empty and attacked the fire from the outside.

Crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading to a nearby residence, Eberly said.

No injuries were reported. Investigators were still trying to determine the fire's cause Monday evening, Eberly said.

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CD 3 years, 1 month ago

Here is an idea for the gluttonous heathens: a surcharge added to the property tax bill of any foreclosed home. The surcharge would provide an inducement to the banks to unload the property quickly (get a family in the home) or work with a homeowner if possible. If the bank can keep someone in the home reasonably, so be it. If not, then the county will have a few extra bucks to squander courtesy of Bank of America. The surcharge could be justified because of the increased risk of vandalism or, in this case, fire.

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Shaneivia09 3 years, 1 month ago

my sons grandma owned this home moved out less then a month ago

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