LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Firefighters responded on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:17 p.m., to an occupant report of a house in the 860 block of Hampton Hill Court in unincorporated Lawrenceville.
Crews found moderate smoke showing from a two-story wood frame house on arrival. Firefighters deployed attack hose lines and made immediate entry to conduct a primary search and battle the blaze. The fire was brought under control by initial fire crews using two 1-3/4 inch handlines.
The blaze caused extensive damage to the interior of the home and contents. The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but appears accidental and is still under investigation.
The smoke alarms inside the rental home were not working at the time. "We are fortunate that the teen awoke to the sound of the child in the room and discovered the smoke," said Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge.