1 dead in Gwinnett County house fire, official say

A woman died inside of a townhouse fire Thursday in Lilburn, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services confirmed.

According to fire officials, the female victim was found in the home shortly after 8:20 p.m. after a neighbor called 911. 

Gwinnett County firefighters arrived and found the woman in her late 60’s in an upstairs bedroom. 

Flames were seen coming from the second floor of a center townhome unit in a triplex building, according to a witness.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the upstairs bedroom on the front-left corner of the townhouse.

According to investigators, the home suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

No other injuries were reported. 

Investigators are working to learn what caused the fire.

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