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3 displaced after fire scorches Lawrenceville home, officials say

Firefighters were able to rescue 11 caged pet birds from the house fire.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Three people are displaced after a fire ripped through the back of a Lawrenceville home Wednesday. 

Gwinnett County firefighters were called to the home at the 2600-block of Kings Circle NW shortly after 4 p.m. Firefighters arrived at the split-level home and found heavy smoke and flames spreading throughout the home. 

A resident at the home told firefighters that he heard a loud cracking and popping sound while finishing up a project inside the home. He discovered the back deck was on fire and then woke up the homeowner, who was napping in the master bedroom, and called 911. 

"Firefighters deployed two 1 ¾ -inch handlines to combat the flames, encountering heavy fire on the first floor and extending into the attic," Gwinnett Fire said. 

The homeowner told firefighters that everyone inside the home made it out safely but there were several pet birds that were still in the basement. Firefighters were able to rescue 11 caged pet birds from the house fire.

Firefighters were able to get the flames under control and there were no fire-related injuries, Gwinnett Fire said. 

11Alive Skytracker flew over the home shortly before 5:30 p.m. after firefighters got the flames under control. You can see the back of the home completely charred and scorched by the flames. 

Gwinnett Fire has not yet determined what sparked the fire. 

Credit: 11Alive Skytracker

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