Fire causes damage to 50 percent of Loganville home

LOGANVILLE -- A house fire that began in a garage and appeared to be accidental caused damage to about 50 percent of a home on Thursday afternoon.

No one was home when Gwinnett firefighters arrived at 5:34 p.m. to 270 Chloe Dianne Dr., but ammunition and portable oxygen tanks were inside, so firefighters proceeded with caution, Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said. A man and wife were displaced because of the damage. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 5:55 p.m.

A neighbor reported the fire at the single-story wood frame house, and when crews arrived, there was heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage and attic.

Most of the damage was to the kitchen, garage and attic area, and Rutledge said the exact cause is unknown because of the degree of damage and amount of contents inside.

Red Cross personnel assisted the residents, and paramedics evaluated the man for a medical condition unrelated to the fire, but he was not transported to a hospital.