Fireplace fire damages Gwinnett County apartment - CBS46 News

Fireplace fire damages Gwinnett County apartment

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Mark Melvin/CBS Atlanta- No one was injured in another of a series of fireplace-related fires in the Atlanta metro area. Mark Melvin/CBS Atlanta- No one was injured in another of a series of fireplace-related fires in the Atlanta metro area.
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Firefighters said the cause of an apartment blaze was sparked by a fire burning in the fireplace.

Capt. Tommy Rutledge said fire became uncontrolled and spread to the apartment on Parton Court.

Firefighters think that the flames burned outside the fire box and traveled up the chimney chase to the second floor and attic.

Damage was limited to that home, but residents in the rest of the building were forced to leave overnight, Rutledge said.

The three people that lived in the unit were able to escape without injuries.

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