A house fire on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road on Saturday morning displaced three adult residents, led to the death of a pet dog and heavily damaged the home, according to a media release from the Gwinnett County Fire Department.
Portions of Lawrenceville Suwanee Road were also closed to traffic as firefighters arrived on the scene.
According to the release, the 911 dispatch center recieved multiple calls a little after 10 a.m., including one from a witness who reported smoke coming from the residence and people fleeing the home.
The fire was mostly on the back side of the house, including the carport area, which was destroyed. The house sustained heavy fire damage to the back porch and dining room, and heavy smoke, heat and water damage throughout.
The fire was brought under control about 10:31 a.m., the release says. Four engines, a ladder truck, a squad truck, a medic ambulance, two battalion chiefs, an air and light truck, an arson investigator and the public affairs officer were on scene.
Red Cross was called to assist the residents, who don’t have occupant insurance. There were no human injuries reported. A second dog was resuced from the home.
The fire cause was undetermined and under investigation Saturday morning.