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Family of Nine Escapes House Fire

An overnight fire on Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn leaves one family displaced.

Nine family members are displaced following an early morning fire in Lilburn that caused extensive damage to their home, according to officials. 

Although the family, including five children, could not return to their home in the 4400 block of Five Forks Trickum Road, there were no injuries reported in the blaze. 

Everyone escaped unharmed, according to a press release from Gwinnett County Fire Department and Emergency Services.

Firefighters arrived to the home at approximately 1:21 a.m. on Dec. 5, and they were met with a smoke haze and immediately entered to put the fire out.

A "resident told fire officials that she does not know how the fire started but said that it may have started by a faulty phone charger," said Lt. Colin Rhoden, in the press release. "Resident attempted to extinguish the fire prior to the fire department's response."

According to a resident, the fire appeared to start in the front bedroom. That area also had the most fire damage. Other damage throught the house included smoke and water.

Fire officials called the Red Cross to assist the family.

A fire department investigator found the incident to be undetermined, and it is currently under investigation.

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