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Fire scorches vacant Lawrenceville home

LAWRENCEVILLE -- An early morning fire Thursday claimed a vacant Lawrenceville home in the 1200 block of Appian Way, officials said.

A next-door neighbor reported the two-story home was on fire at 3:22 a.m., and fire crews had it controlled about 30 minutes later. The harder rains on Thursday morning didn't begin until most of the fire was knocked down, said Fire Department spokesman Lt. Eric Eberly.

Bystanders told firefighters the home was vacant. No injuries were reported.

The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Eberly said it's considered a total loss.

Investigators are still attempting to determine a cause, Eberly said.