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Cumming Highway house destroyed by fire

11:19 AM, Nov 20, 2013   |    comments
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BUFORD, Ga. -- A portion of Cumming Highway in Buford was shut down as crews battled a house fire Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at around 6:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of Cumming Highway.

Gwinnett County Fire Lt. Colin Rhoden said the fire was fully involved. Its cause has not been determined. Fire officials from Forsyth County were called in to assist Gwinnett crews.

Rhoden said most of the fire was contained to the two-story house's basement. It did not spread to storage sheds and other small structures on the property.

No one was injured. Rhoden said the family that lived in the home escaped after hearing a smoke detector. The family will be assisted by the Red Cross.

Cumming Highway was shut down before Suwanee Dam Road during rush hour as crews worked to put out the fire.

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