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Loud Boom Heard During Lawrenceville House Fire

Report that people were trapped inside was unfounded.

Gwinnett firefighters on scene at Lockridge Lane fire in Lawrenceville, May 5. Credit: Capt. Tommy Rutledge, Gwinnett Fire
Gwinnett firefighters on scene at Lockridge Lane fire in Lawrenceville, May 5. Credit: Capt. Tommy Rutledge, Gwinnett Fire

For a time Monday morning, Gwinnett firefighters thought there may be people trapped in a house fire near Lawrenceville.

Told by neighbors that three people may inside the burning residence on Lockridge Lane, firefighters immediately entered with attack hoses to search.

“Crews conducted multiple searches and no victims were found to be inside,” Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said in an email. “It appears that no one was at the house when police and fire department units arrived and no injuries were reported.”

The fire was reported around 8 a.m. Monday, May 5.

Rutledge said the fire was reported by a Lawrenceville Police officer on patrol who saw the smoke and fire.

“Neighbors also called 9-1-1 after hearing a loud boom and seeing flames,” Rutledge said.

The fire caused heavy damage to the single-story wood-framed house and destroyed two vehicles.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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