Wednesday, April 10, 2013
News reports indicate that firefighters were dispatched to the scene for a medical call.
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Wednesday, April 10
Updated 6:22 p.m., April 10: Check for updates to this story by clicking here. ------- A Gwinnett Police SWAT team is on the scene of a standoff in unincorporated Suwanee on Wednesday afternoon. According to a news release, a gunman is holding five Gwinnett firefighters hostage. Firefighters apparently had responded to the residence on Walnut Grove Way for some type of medical call. The area is near Collins Hill Road and Taylor Road, near Collins Hill High and Walnut Grove Elementary. -- Patch will have updates as they become available. Check Suwanee Patch.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Inside the Police Blotter: Firefighters were able to bring the man outside and transport him to the hospital.
A woman called authorities earlier this month to report that her husband had set their garage on fire and remained inside. According to the Lilburn Police report, the incident occurred around 1:42 p.m. on the 700 block of Stacey Court, near Burns Road. Numerous fire department trucks arrived on the scene to rescue the man and battle the flames in the garage and, which also had a vehicle inside. The husband was brought out of the garage on a stretcher and was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment. Dispatch advised that the incident could have been a suicide attempt. The Lilburn report has this fire listed as an arson in the first degree. Inside the Police Blotter runs regularly every week. The information is based solely on …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Investigators are asking anyone to come forward if they have any information on the fire, which took place on the 5200 block of Stafford Drive last Friday.
A fire that destroyed a home in Lilburn last Friday has been determined to be caused by an act of arson to cover a burglary, according to Gwinnett Fire. According to Gwinnett Fire spokesman Lt. Colin Rhoden, investigators deemed the incident as arson after finding several points of fire origin in the house, which is located on the 5200 block of Stafford Drive. Additionally, the home's residents told fire investigators about specific items that were taken from the home. Just before the fire, three Hispanic or ethnic males were seen leaving the residence with some of its contents, Rhoden continued. Complete information collected by investigators led them to search for the perpetrators who fled the scene in a white four-door sedan. "I live …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The victim "sustained injuries from high heat and smoke, and was conscious and breathing," according to Gwinnett Fire.
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Monday, February 4
A fire at a Lilburn residence sent one person to the hospital Monday afternoon, according to Gwinnett Fire spokesman Lt. Colin Rhoden. The fire occurred in the 700 block of Stacey Court. "The patient sustained injuries from high heat and smoke, and was conscious and breathing," Rhoden said in a press release. The occupant was found in a room near where the fire started, according to the report, and taken to the hospital by ambulance. No other info on the person was immediately available from Gwinnett Fire. The 911 caller told dispatch the fire started in the garage and that a family member was still inside the house. Fire crews arrived on scene at 1:50 p.m. and brought the blaze under control at 2:14 p.m. The fire caused moderate damage to…
Friday, February 1, 2013
The fire took place late Friday morning off Stafford Drive. Hazardous complications arose when the electrical service line to the home collapsed.
A Lilburn home has been deemed a total loss being engulfed in flames Friday, Feb. 1. No injuries were reported, and it's unknown if the house is vacant or occupied, according to Gwinnett County Fire spokesman Lt. Colin Rhoden. Firefighters arrived at the single-family residence, located on the 5200 block of Stafford Drive near Dickens Road, at 11:32 a.m. after a caller told 911 that flames and smoke were coming from the roof and attic. Working from the outside due to the high heat and fire conditions, the fire crew battled the fire at the two-story home. The flames were officially out at 12:21 p.m. While they were putting out the flames, though, the electrical service line to the home collapsed and was arcing on the right side of the house…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office will release the name after a positive identification has been made.
Updated 2 p.m., Dec. 3: The victim in the fire has been identified as John Hamilton, 50, of Lilburn. ----------- Fire investigators are still trying to determined what sparked a deadly fire overnight on Edith Lane in Lilburn. But, fire officials say "there are no signs of foul play at this point in the investigation," as stated in a press release from Gwinnett County Fire and Department Services. Gwinnett County fire investigators and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are both working on the case. The joint investigation is common in fatal fires. The cause and the origin of the fire are still being determined. "The blaze is currently listed as undetermined under active investigation by the fire department," Capt…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The announcement is made as Fire Prevention Week kicks off.
If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans households estimate they thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less. That’s why Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (GCFES) is teaming up with NFPA during Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2012 and throughout the month of October, to urge residents to “Have Two Ways Out!” This year’s theme focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to 369,500 home structure …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Gwinnett Fire, Police and HazMat units have turned over the incident to clean-up company Hepaco.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Update, 2:15 p.m. At around 1:45 p.m., Gwinnett Fire turned over the incident to clean-up company Hepaco on the Jimmy Carter Boulevard ramp form I-85 North. "The clean-up operation is not expected to take very long to complete," said fire spokesman Ct. Tommy Rutledge in a press release. Police and a Department of Transportation HERO unit are still at the scene for traffic control since one lane of the ramp has been re-opened. According the release, the spill of industrial soap was less than 30 gallons and appears to be accidental. It is believed it was erupted from a cap on the tanker, but it's unknown as to how it began leaking. The soap's main ingredient is Naptha, a flammable substance that firefighters were able to quickly identify. …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Fire on Chesapeake Drive was one of four house fires reported in Gwinnett during Monday's thunderstorms.
A lightning strike during Monday's late afternoon thunderstorms resulted in a house fire in the 1300 block of Chesapeake Drive in Lilburn. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Eric Eberly said the blaze, one of four house fires reported in the county during the storms, caused moderate damage to the two-story wood frame house. Firefighters responded to the fire just before 6 p.m. Monday. The family was at home at the time of the fire, but no injuries were reported. The family was not displaced. Firefighters reported moderate damage in the attic and minor damage in the living area. Eberly said that the storms kept crews busy from around 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday. He listed three of the four house fires as being "significant," …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Gwinnett Fire reports that the blaze caused extensive interior damage. Cause of fire is "suspicious," according to investigators.
Update 10 p.m. Sunday, May 20 Fire investigators are calling a Sunday morning fire at a Lilburn gynecology/obstetrics office "suspicious," according to a Gwinnett Fire spokesman. A fire at Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics around 4:20 a.m. Sunday caused extensive interior damage to the business, which is located in a multi-use commercial office building in the 400 block of Pleasant Hill Road, near Berkmar High School. No one was in the building when fire personnel arrived and no injuries were reported. Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said in a media release Sunday night that the incident is under active investigation. "Gwinnett Fire Investigators are not releasing specific information about the fire, but have called the circumstances …