Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gwinnett County firefighters responded to more than 100 emergency calls after 3 a.m. Sunday, May 19.
Did you see any storm-related damage? Let us know with a comment or add a photo to this file. Early-morning thunderstorms brought wind, lightning and heavy rains to Gwinnett County and the rest of metro Atlanta. The weather also kept Gwinnett firefighters busy early Sunday, resulting in more than 100 storm-related emergency calls were made, most of which came around 3 a.m. as the storms moved through. See the list for incident calls from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday, May 19 The more significant incidents, according a media alert emailed by Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge: HOUSE FIRES GAS LEAK ENTRAPMENT ACCIDENT TREE DOWN ON INTERSTATE EMERGENCY CALLS DURING THE STORM (approx. 3 a.m. until 8 a.m.) Note: Not all calls were actual working …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Their beloved dog was found deceased in the Southampton home by firefighters.
A dog died Monday in a house fire off Southampton Way in unincorporated Snellville. A family pet, a 120-pound hound, was found by firefighters in the house, according to Gwinnett County Fire spokesman Lt. Colin Rhoden, after a house fire off Southampton Way in unincorporated Snellville. No other injuries were reported. "Half of the home was destroyed by the fire," said Lt. Rhoden, "and the other half had heavy smoke damage." Officials determined the fire started in the kitchen, near the stove, but the cause is still undetermined. The fire was first reported when the homeowner arrived at the residence around 3:19 p.m. to find flames coming out a door of the one-story home. The kitchen had been fully engulfed with fire, according to Lt. …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Two adults and one child escaped unharmed.
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, fire crews responded to a house fire incident at the 4200 block of Burgomeister Place in Snellville. A resident of the home originally reported a fire in the upstairs bathroom, and when crews arrived they saw heavy smoke coming from the attic. The fire spread quickly to the roof. There is fire damage in the upstairs bathroom and smoke and water damage on the second floor, along with structural damage to the roof above the bathroom where the fire burned through. The family made it out unharmed, and due to the fast response of the fire department, most of their belongings were spared from damage. The family is awaiting contact with their insurance company and may be displaced until then. The…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading.
Officers responded to an apartment fire at 3000 Destin Circle in Snellville on Dec. 12. Following the original call at 7:28 p.m., it took over half an hour to bring the blaze under control. Crews found heavy smoke and flames billowing from an apartment on the right corner of the building, according to Captain Tommy Rutledge. Firefighters immediately deployed hoselines to battle the blaze and entered the burning unit. They also entered three neighboring apartments to check for fire and to prevent it from spreading. They worked aggressively to keep the flames from extending to the adjoining units. According to Rutledge, one occupant was in the apartment at the time of the fire, and he escaped unharmed. The exact cause of the fire is …
Monday, August 27, 2012
The fire has not yet been contained.
Firefighters are currently on the scene of a working house fire at the above location. They are flowing an aerial ladder device and several handlines to control the fire. Crews found heavy smoke and flames showing from a two-story wood frame house on arrival. Firefighters are operating in a defensive mode, battling the blaze from outside the structure, due to fire conditions. There have been no injuries reported thus far. The exact cause of the fire and whether the structure is lived-in or vacant is still being determined. Snellville Patch will bring you updates as they are made available.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The fire occurred just after midnight last night.
Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 4800 block of Riversound Drive at 12:16 a.m. on Tuesday. Crews arrived at the scene at 12:23 a.m. and found smoke coming from the back of a two-story wood frame house. They were met with an injured occupant of the home. The male occupant of the home was taking a shower when the fire began. He was alerted by the smoke alarm and tried to exit from the stairwell, but was unable to exit because of the smoke. He was forced to jump to safety from a second-story window above the garage. They immediately treated the injured man and began to battle the blaze. The fire was coming from a room in the basement, which they were able to extinguish. "The aggressive actions of the first-due …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Cooking related fire results in one injury, two pet fatalities.
Gwinnett County firefighters responded to a call at 11:17 a.m. Saturday, and arrived just six minutes later. Upon arrival, firefighters found moderate smoke and fire conditions in the kitchen of a two-story home. They were immediately met with a burn victim in the front yard. The man, who occupies the home, advised crews that there were several Rottweiles on the property. Firefighters entered the home to combat the blaze and conduct a search. The fire was quickly contained by firefighters using three-handlines and the primary search proved negative for further victims, according to the Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services incident report. The man was treated at the scene and released for a minor burn to the hand. He reportedly …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A morning fire on Golfe Links Drive destroyed a two-story wood frame home, but there were no serious injuries.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
An early morning fire destroyed a two-story Snellville home and two cars parked in the garage, but a husband and wife living there escaped safely. The fire, which happened at the 3400 block of Golfe Links Drive, started in the corner of the garage, according to fire officials. The husband living there initially attempted to put the fire out with buckets of water, but he was unsuccessful. Emergency workers responded to the blaze at approximately 4:28 a.m. Three engine trucks, a ladder truck and two medic ambulances were among the responding team. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and flames were billowing from the first floor, as well as the garage area. It took a little over an hour to get the fire under control. Despite the quick …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Snellville Patch was in the neighborhood when firefighters got a call for a blaze on Country Farms Drive. We drove over to capture some of the activity.
No injuries were reported, but there was extensive damage to a home on Country Farms Drive following an afternoon fire. Firefighters arrived to the 3000 block ofk Country Farms Drive shortly before 12:30 p.m., when they encountered heavy flames in the garage area and smoke billowing from the single-story home, according to a press statement from Capt. Tommy Rutledge. "Firefighters worked fast and kept the fire from spreading to the main part of the house," Rutledge said in the release. "The blaze caused extensive damage to the garage and a bonus room above the garage." A grandmother and teenage grandson were home at the time of the fire, and they escaped unharmed. The grandson was reportedly watching television in the garage when he saw …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Firefighters responded to blaze on Temple View Drive. No injuries were reported.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Residents escaped unharmed from a Snellville house fire Wednesday evening in the 2400 block of Temple View Drive, SW. A neighbor reported the house fire, and firefighters responded about 7:30 p.m., according to a press statement from Capt. Tommy Rutledge, of Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. Occupants were home at the time, but they were alerted by a neighbor and able to escape. When crews arrived they found smoke and flames coming from the attic, and additional firefighters were requested, according to Rutledge's statement. The fire was contained mostly to the attic and roof, but the main living space also had smoke, heat and water damage. In addition, there was minor damage to the siding of a neighboring home, fire officials …