The fire caused substantial damage to the apartment building's roof.
Photo: Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Photo: Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services

More than 30 people displaced in Gwinnett apartment fire

More than 30 people were displaced after an apartment fire in Gwinnett County damaged 15 units Saturday afternoon, officials said.

No injuries were reported during the blaze in the 3500 block of Club Drive near Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services said in a statement.

Crews arrived to the apartments about 3:45 p.m. and found heavy smoke pushing out of the attic on the building’s back side. Residents had already began evacuating.

It took firefighters less than 45 minutes to get the fire under control.

The Red Cross said it helped 31 people — making up 11 families — after the fire.

“Multiple” apartments were a total loss, Gwinnett officials said. Other units had smoke and water damage.

Fire investigators believe the blaze started in the bedroom closet of an apartment near the back of the building, Gwinnett fire said in a statement Monday. The cause is still under investigation.

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