Three people displaced after Easter morning fire

BUFORD — Firefighters extinguished a fire early Easter morning on Craig Drive in Buford. Crews found heavy smoke showing from the single-story modular home at 3:08 a.m. The scene was declared under control at 3:55 a.m. There was no one home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The blaze caused heavy damage to the structure and contents. According to the Gwinnett County Fire Department, the homeowner was contacted and came to the scene to speak with firefighters and the investigator. 

According to the fire investigator, the blaze appears accidental and started in the void space in the ceiling. The investigator is unable to rule out an electrical source as the cause of the fire. The American Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance for three adults displaced.

For additional information on home fire safety, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction/Education Section at 678.518.4845 or email fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com.

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