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Chimney Fire Near Lawrenceville a Reminder to Be Fire Safe

Fire on Laurel Haven Court was extinguished in 20 minutes.

A chimney fire was extinguished quickly and resulted in no significant damage at a Lawrenceville-area home Monday evening.

But it served as a reminder of how important it is to make plans in case of a fire, according to a press release from Gwinnett Fire.

The fire on the 1400 block of Laurel Haven Court was put out in 20 minutes and was contained to the chimney, according to the press release. No injuries were reported and the residents were able to stay in the home.

The incident occurred a little past 7 p.m. Monday, March 3.

The press release also added this message:

 

FIRE SAFETY MESSAGE

 

Firefighters remind all citizens to install and maintain working smoke alarms on every level of the home and in each of the bedrooms.  Develop a home fire escape plan and practice fire drills regularly.  Keep a portable fire extinguisher close at hand and provide a collapsible fire escape ladder to use as a secondary means of escape from the second or third floor.  For additional information on proper home fire safety practices, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Division at 678.518.4845 or e-mail fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com.

TP Spalding March 04, 2014 at 03:45 PM
The nonprofit Chimney Safety Institute of America, a 31-year-old organization dedicated to homeowner resources and chimney education, thanks Patch.com for this public safety message. Please inform your readers interested in using their fireplace or wood stove that this cozy but potentially dangerous heating appliance needs to have its chimney inspected once a year, and possibly even cleaned, because of creosote that can build up in the flue. We have several CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps in Georgia. http://www.csia.org/directory/results/results.aspx?state=GA Be safe, and inspect to protect.

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