Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said firefighters were kept busy Friday and Saturday with several fires.
He sent a press release summarizing some of the incidents:
In addition to a number of woods/grass fires, firefighters have also been busy this weekend with the below responses.
- HOUSE FIRE
Firefighters responded at 7:08p.m. on April 4,
2014 to a report of a house fire in the 6300 block of Joseph Way in Norcross.
Crews found smoke showing from the attic on arrival. Firefighters
were dispatched back to the location at 10:25p.m. to a
possible rekindle. One engine was sent to extinguish a smoldering hot
spot from the original fire.
Equipment at the scene included: 3-Engines, 1-Ladder Truck, 1-Squad, 1-Medic Unit, 1-Air & Light Unit, 2-Battalion Chiefs, 1-Fire Investigator.
- HOUSE FIRE
Firefighters responded at 5:29p.m. on April 5,
2014 to a report of a house fire in the 1100 block of Johns Landing Court in
Lawrenceville. Crews found smoke showing from a two-story wood frame
house on arrival. Firefighters operated in the offensive mode to control
a fire in the basement. The blaze extended via the wall to the main level
and sent extensive smoke throughout the structure. Two dogs were removed
from the structure that required resuscitation with the animal oxygen masks.
The owner transported both dogs to a local emergency animal hospital.
The fire appears accidental and may have been sparked by the clothes
Equipment at the scene included: 3-Engines, 1-Ladder Truck, 1-Squad, 1-Medic Unit, 1-Air & Light Unit, and 2-Battalion Chiefs.
- HOUSE FIRE
Firefighters responded at 6:57p.m. on April 5,
2014 to a report of a house fire in the 4000 block of Church View Lane in
Suwanee. The call originated as a grass fire and was upgraded to a
townhome fire. Crews found the yard and back deck ablaze on arrival.
The fire was contained to the exterior of the building and no structural
damage was reported.
Equipment at the scene included: 4-Engines, 2-Ladder Truck, 1-Squad, 1-Medic Unit, 2-Battalion Chiefs.
- STRUCTURE FIRE
Firefighters responded at 2:20p.m. on April 5,
2014 to a report of a shed on fire in the 2800 block of Williams Farm Drive in
Dacula. Crews found heavy smoke and flames showing from a storage shed
behind the main house on arrival. The fire scorched the back lawn and
destroyed the shed.
Equipment at the scene included: 3-Engines and 1-Battalion Chief.
- LANDFILL FIRE
Firefighters responded at 8:06p.m. on April 5,
2014 to a report of a trash fire at the old landfill on Arnold Road and Highway
29 in Lawrenceville. Crews found a large fire atop a trash pile on
arrival. Firefighters were challenged by access problems with reaching
the main body of fire. The fire was extinguished and was contained to a
portion of the trash pile.
Equipment at the scene included: 2-Engines, 1-Squad, 1-Water Tender and 1-Battalion Chief.