2 Gwinnett County families survive house fires within same hour
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Two Gwinnett County families survived separate house fires that broke out within the same hour Saturday morning, according to the county's Fire and Emergency Services.
The rescue team posted about the busy morning they had running across the county on Facebook.
The first home located on the 3000 block of Thompson Mill Road in Buford was struck by lightning while the residents inside were sleeping.
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(Credit: Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services / Facebook)
The fire in the second home located on the 3500 block of Forest Glen Trail SW in Lawrenceville started in the garage.
In both cases, working smoke alarms alerted the families to the danger in time for everyone to escape without injury.