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Resident's Attempt to Burn Papers Results in Grass Fire That Damaged Two Homes

No residents were displaced.

Resident's Attempt to Burn Papers Results in Grass Fire That Damaged Two Homes

An attempt to burn papers is being blamed for a grass fire that resulted in damage to two homes on Jan. 23.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 1900 block of Acorn Lane in Dacula at 2:21 p.m. Upon arrival, crews discovered a fire in an approximately 3-acre common area. The common area separated homes on Acorn Lane and Alder Tree Way. 

According to Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services public information officer Lt. Colin Rhoden, multiple homes were exposed to the fire. Two of those homes were damaged.

"The house on Acorn Lane sustained moderate exterior fire damage and the home on Adler Tree Way had minor exterior heat damage," Rhoden said in a released statement.

The fire is believed to have been accidentally started by a resident burning papers. Fire officials say high wind conditions caused the paper to ignite dry, combustible vegetation.

There were no injuries reported.

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