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Family of four displaced by Dacula fire

DACULA — The occupants of a Wilding Green Lane home in Dacula were displaced Tuesday after what may have been an electrical fire destroyed much of their two-story residence.

Gwinnett County Firefighters arrived at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday on Wilding Green Lane’s 2700 block to find the fire advancing to the upper floor from the living room. According to Lt. Colin S. Rhoden with Gwinnett Fire, rescuers were called to the scene after reports of “electrical sparking from an outlet.”

The residents were home at the time of the call. Rhoden said they were able to “safely exit the home with their pets.”

A ladder truck was used to knock down most of the fire as well as fire attack hose lines to protect the exposed homes around the blaze.

The utility company was called to the scene and secured electrical service to the house. “Once the fire was knocked down, crews re-entered the structure with fire attack lines to search for hot-spots and extinguish any found,” Rhoden said.

There were no injuries reported, and the fire was reported under control by 10:40 a.m.

Rhoden said that the four residents who were displaced — two adults and two children — will not be needing Red Cross assistance. Gwinnett County Arson Investigators were called to the scene and “found the incident to be undetermined and under investigation.”