Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SNELLVILLE -- The family dog perished in a Snellville house fire.
Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the home on the 3700 block of Lamar Way at about 9:30 p.m. Monday after a 911 caller reported seeing flames coming from the split-level structure. Crews found "approximately 50 percent fire involvement" upon arrival, fire department spokesman Lt. Colin Rhoden said.
Two adult residents were asleep at the time of the blaze but were awakened by the smoke and escaped without major injury.
"Crews mounted an aggressive exterior attack and quickly brought the mass of the fire under control so that crews could enter and do thorough searches," Rhoden said.
During those searches, firefighters found the family dog, a black pit bull, deceased inside.
The home's adult male resident was treated for minor smoke inhalation at the scene, Rhoden said. Because of heavy smoke and fire damage sustained to the home, two adults and one teenager will be displaced.
The exact cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation.