Four people were inside the Gwinnett County home when it caught fire.
Photo: Gwinnett County Fire Department
Photo: Gwinnett County Fire Department

Snellville home destroyed by late-night fire; family displaced

A family is displaced after a massive fire broke out and destroyed a Snellville home. 

The home is considered a “total loss” after it was extensively damaged by the blaze, according to fire department spokesman Lt. Justin Wilson.  

Firefighters were sent to a home in the 1800 block of Highpoint Road just after 10 p.m. after a neighbor called 911 and reported the home was in flames, according to Wilson. Four people were inside the house when the fire started, he said.

Heavy flames had taken over the right side of the one-story house, Wilson said. 

“Due to high winds, the flames were quickly spreading through the majority of the home as firefighters rapidly deployed fire attack hose lines to combat the blaze,” Wilson said. 

Fire crews battled the fire from outside the home until it was safe for crews to enter. 

“Once crews were able to enter the structure, the remainder of fire was brought under control and a search for victims for completed,” Wilson said. 

Paramedics assessed and released an adult male occupant at the scene for a minor burn injury, he said. 

Investigators determined the fire started in the living room, but are still trying to figure out the cause of the blaze.  

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