June 22, 2011
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SNELLVILLE -- Authorities have charged a Stone Mountain woman with intentionally setting her daughter's boyfriend's wardrobe ablaze in a residence crowded with people, including four children.
Lanes of Pleasant Hill Road have reopened after a gas leak.
Amid an intense lighting storm, a boom startled the family. Their house in the 5000 block of Lilburn's Remington Court shook, but they hesitated to head outside and investigate, as lightning popped in all directions, the father of the family of five told officials.
Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a fire Friday that destroyed a popular Hispanic supermarket and restaurant in Lawrenceville.
Twenty employees were evacuated from a Doraville business and a neighborhood was locked down due to an anhydrous ammonia leak Sunday night, officials said.
BUFORD — The body of a 33-year-old swimmer missing in Lake Lanier was found floating Monday morning near the area witnesses said he’d gone under two days prior.
The body of a 33-year-old swimmer missing in Lake Lanier was found floating Monday morning near the area witnesses said he'd gone under two days prior.
No injuries were reported in a tractor-trailer fire that closed three lanes of Interstate 85 near Duluth for a short time Wednesday, officials said.
No foul play is suspected in the second multi-acre brush fire in southeast Gwinnett County in as many days, officials said.
Firefighters were able to rescue four fishermen stranded by quickly rising waters in the Chattahoochee River on Tuesday night.
A man was transported to a hospital Wednesday after he suffered burns in a blaze at a house where he was working, said Lt. Eric Eberly, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department.
DORAVILLE — Childhood curiosity prompted a three-hour rescue to free an 8-year-old girl trapped Tuesday in an apartment complex pool in Doraville.
Childhood curiosity prompted a three-hour rescue to free an 8-year-old girl trapped Tuesday in an apartment complex pool in Doraville.
A Snellville homeowner was hospitalized and his dogs rescued when fire broke out overnight Tuesday in the 4000 block of Valley Brook Road, officials said.
ROSWELL -- Authorities say three people were pulled from the Chattahoochee River near Roswell as they clung to a tree in the middle of the river.
Making a long-standing practice official, Gwinnett County commissioners approved recently an automatic aid agreement between fire and emergency services in Gwinnett and Hall County.
Lightning blamed in gas leak
LOGANVILLE — Classes weren’t expected to be disrupted after firefighters responded Tuesday morning to a report of smoke at Cooper Elementary School in Loganville, officials said.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Three adults were hospitalized this morning when fire broke out in a Lawrenceville home in the 200 block of Park Place Drive in Lawrenceville.
SNELLVILLE — Fire damaged a two-story Snellville home in the 3000 block of Pate Creek View this afternoon, displacing people renting the home, officials said.