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Deck collapses during Memorial Day gathering, 3 injured

A Memorial Day gathering turned frightful when a deck collapsed behind a home off Gravitt Road in Duluth on Monday.

Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said there were several people on the deck when it suddenly separated from the house just after 7 p.m. and fell about eight feet to the ground.

He said three adults sustained minor injuries and were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

"There was no structural damage to the house and no other injuries were reported," Rutledge said.

Firefighters had to secure power to an air conditioning unit due to wiring that was damaged on the side of the house.

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Location of deck collapse

Location of deck collapse