Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A family of four is displaced in Snellville, but one of those residents also lands in the county jail.
A family is displaced but not injured following a large tree crashing into their Snellville home early Wednesday morning. At that same home, a man was taken into custody after police determined that a damaged car in the driveway was stolen. Firefighters first responded to the home on Sunderland Drive about 8 a.m. on Wednesday, when an occupant called to report that a tree had fallen on their home. The owner wanted to see if it was safe to return back inside, according to a press release from Capt. Eric Eberly, of Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services. When crews arrived they found the two-story house with a large tree covering most of it. (See photo attached.) Fire officials said that all residents were safe and gathered outside when help …
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, June 29, 2011
Gwinnett County Government Fire and Emergency Services issues a statement about fireworks safety.
Fireworks are best left to the professionals, according to a statement issued by Fire Chief Bill Myers. Fire officials express concern that the sparks from fireworks could spread quickly and endanger nearby buildings and people. “Firefighters are always concerned with dry (weather) conditions and the potential for personal injury or loss of property due to consumer fireworks,” said Captain Tommy Rutledge, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. "“With the many opportunities to get together and view professional fireworks displays, why take any risks?" They urge citizens to attend public fireworks displays that are conducted by professional pyrotechnicians. For those who plan on using consumer …
House fire on the southwest side of Snellville.
Firefighters responded to a call at 6:04 p.m. last night by an occupant of house at the 4900 block of Summer Place, in southwest Snellville. The fire was in the basement garage of the single-story wooden house, according to a report by Captain Tommy Rutledge of the Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services, and caused minor damage to the contents of the garage. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and were able to contain the fire. The cause of the blaze is undetermined and under investigation. Eight occupants -- three adults and five children -- were home at the time but escaped unharmed.