A Lawrenceville home was a total loss from a Sunday evening fire, which burned through the roof and an exterior wall.
No one was home at the residence in the 3500 block of Haver Hill Rowe, but a family of two adults and two children were displaced.
Firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:50 p.m., and had the fire under control by 9:16 p.m., according to Gwinnett Fire spokesman Lt. Colin Rhoden.
Here’s the entire media alert from Gwinnett Fire:
GWINNETT COUNTY FIRE: HOUSE FIRE AT 3500 BLOCK OF HAVER HILL ROWE, LAWRENCEVILLE
DATE: MARCH 30, 2014
TIME DISPATCHED: 8:46 PM
TIME ON SCENE: 8:50 PM
TIME UNDER CONTROL: 9:16 PM
Gwinnett County firefighters were alerted to a residential house fire at the above location by a neighbor who called the 911 dispatch center. Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the house. Crews laid out heavy fire attack hose lines to the back of the house to knock down the blaze before going inside to extinguish the raging fire and to extinguish hot spots. The resident of the home was not at home at the time of the fire but arrived to the scene to give information to fire officials. Initial information showed that there were no working smoke alarms in the house. Firefighters completed two thorough searches on all levels of the 2-story split foyer on a basement home. A Gwinnett County Fire Investigator was called to the scene for a cause determination survey.
There were no injuries reported. The home is a total loss with heavy fire damage to the second floor with the roof and exterior wall burned off. Two adults and two children will be displaced and will be staying with nearby relatives. American Red Cross assistance was not required. The fire investigator stated that the fire originated in the kitchen area and the cause is undetermined.
Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services recommends that a smoke alarm be installed and properly maintained on each floor of your home. At a minimum have one in a common area and one outside of the sleeping areas. For a variety of safety programs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org