Firefighters extinguished a house fire that took place off the 4600 block of Bridle Point Parkway near Lee Road in Snellville on Friday afternoon.
No injuries were reported, and the home had been vacated by the last residents, according to a news release from Gwinnett County Fire spokesman Colin Rhoden. The second floor was heavily damaged, though, and the entire house received smoke damage.
Firefighters responded to the scene at around 4:24 p.m. after a caller said flames were coming from the side of the house and roof. Firefighters found the second floor was so badly burned that it was falling through to the first floor, and smoke filled the entire home, says the release.
The crew tackled the fire from the upstairs bedroom, and the fire was under control by 4:34 p.m. Firefighters did two thorough searches of the house, pulled siding from the house that was on fire and removed burnt items.
The release says the fire started from the upstairs bedroom, but the exact cause has not been determined and is under investigation.
Equipment at the scene: 3-Engines, 2-Ladder Trucks, 1-Medic Ambulance, 2-Battalion Chiefs, 1-Squad Truck, 1-Air and Light truck, 2-Arson Investigators, and PIO