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Attic fire displaces family in Loganville

LOGANVILLE -- A house fire that spread from an attic Sunday left a family displaced.

It took about an hour for firefighters to get the blaze under control, after it broke out just before 10 p.m. Sunday, Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said.

The residents were already out of the house when firefighters arrived at the Streamwood Drive home in Loganville, but the intense blaze caused firefighters to back out of the single-story wood frame house, when part of the roof collapsed. Instead, firefighters flowed water from multiple hoselines and an aerial ladder, Rutledge said.

The family was alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm, and officials said the homeowner, who was in the bonus room, opened the door to the attic and saw extensive flames. The man was evaluated and released by paramedics for minor smoke inhalation, Rutledge said.

While the exact cause of the fire is undertermined and under investigation, the fire causd heavy damage to the attic and roof and extensive water and smoke damage to the main-living space, Rutledge said. The occupants -- three adults and one child -- are being assisted by relatives and neighbors, he added.