3 injured in car fire at same Gwinnett hotel where girl was reported missing

A vehicle went up in flames Saturday afternoon, resulting in two people becoming trapped.
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A vehicle went up in flames Saturday afternoon, resulting in two people becoming trapped.

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Three people were taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after two were trapped inside a car that caught on fire at a Gwinnett County hotel, officials said.

Gwinnett firefighters responded to HomeTowne Studios on Jimmy Carter Boulevard around 2:20 p.m. and found two people on the ground in the parking lot, officials said. They had been pulled out of the blazing vehicle by witnesses, authorities said. Witnesses also grabbed fire extinguishers from the hotel and put out the fire.

Fire investigators determined that the blaze was caused by gas fumes mixing with the people smoking inside the vehicle.

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Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the scene and found the two victims on the ground after witnesses pulled them out of the car.

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Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the scene and found the two victims on the ground after witnesses pulled them out of the car.
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Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the scene and found the two victims on the ground after witnesses pulled them out of the car.

Credit: Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services

Credit: Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services

The two victims were rushed to the emergency room. One of the people who helped the two out of the smoldering vehicle also expressed a need to go to the hospital, authorities said. Their injuries were not disclosed.

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The fire occurred at the same hotel where 8-year-old Nicole Amari Hall went missing last Sunday. Two days later, the child’s body was found in a wooded area in DeKalb County about 15 miles from the hotel where the family was living, Gwinnett police Chief J.D. McClure said. Her mother, Brittany Nicole Hall, and her mother’s partner, Celeste Owens, were both charged with murder and are being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.

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