Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Streets are now being re-opened following a natural gas leak.
Atlanta Gas Light has located and stopped a natural gas leak in Snellville near the corner of Scenic Highway and Henry Clower Boulevard, according to Gwinnett County fire officials. Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services said emergency crews were able to stop the leak about 3:45 p.m. Nearly 100 people at New London Plaza Shopping Center, and several other businesses along Scenic Highway and Henry Clower Boulevard, were evacuated earlier, according to a press statement from Capt. Tommy Rutledge. But, they are now being allowed to return. A construction crew working to install a utility pole struck a four-inch gas line earlier today. Fire crews were called to the scene about 1:46 p.m. Firefighters are working to help protect the gas company …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Twenty vacant Fire positions will remained unfilled as commissioners trim $1.5 million in costs.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
New cost-cutting measures approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will save the county an estimated $1.5 million. The approved cuts include $722,000 from the Fire and Emergency Services budget and $127,000 from the Gwinnett County Police Department budget. Elections, transportation, support services and community services budgets will also be cut. Additionally, minor reductions in law, fleet, water, sewer and stormwater expenses were included. Four jobs will be eliminated—three vacant jobs in transportation and one in transit—and 20 vacant firefighter positions will remain unfilled. Commissioners also approved a recommendation to increase fees for participants in the Work Alternative Program. First-time offenders in the …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Fire on Country Lake Court started under the back deck.
An early Monday morning fire in Lilburn caused moderate damage to a home on the 5300 block of Country Lake Court, according to the Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services. In a media release sent at 9:13 p.m. Monday evening, Gwinnett Fire public information officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the cause of the fire had not been determined, but it was believed to an accident. No injuries were reported. Gwinnett Fire reported that three adult occupants were awaken by the smell of smoke and called 911 some time after 2 a.m. Firefighters found a fire on the backside and in the basement of a two-story wood-frame home. The fire originated under the back deck. Fire personnel were dispatched at 2:26 a.m. and the fire was under control by 2:43 a.m…