Update: Victim in Loganville area fire did not survive injuries


Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services report that the victim who was extricated from the Loganville area home did not survive the injuries. The name has not been released at this time. The victim was initially transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but was pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to a press release from GCFES, firefighters responded to the fire at 1:32 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2019 at the 2400 block of Tribble Gates Drive, SE in unincorporated Loganville.

“Crews arrived on scene to find a two-story, single family, wood-framed structure on a basement with heavy fire on the front of the house.  The fire had already vented the second story of the structure.  Per the Incident Commander, firefighters had to immediately fight the intense blaze from the exterior of the structure due to its heavy volume.  As crews battled the fire, they received word that an occupant was still inside.  Immediate entry was made under adverse conditions and a primary search was conducted while multiple fire attack hose lines were deployed to continue to fight the flames.  One adult occupant was found as a result of the search and was rapidly extricated by firefighters. The adult occupant was emergently transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries,” GCFES public information officer Donald Strother said. That victim did not survive.

Strother said there is extensive fire damage noted throughout the home, most notably on the second floor and attic areas. No other occupants were found inside the home. Three adults and four children were displaced and the American Red Cross was called in to assist.

Strother said fire Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the living room area but the cause is still under investigation.

Initial Story

Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services reported that firefighters are currently on the scene of a house fire on the 2400 block of Tribble Gates Drive SE, in Loganville.

“Crews arrived to find the residence fully involved in flames. One victim has been extricated from the structure.  There is no word yet on the cause of the fire or extent of damage,” GCFES public information officer Donald Strother reported.

Details to follow.

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