Arson Fire Damages Vehicles and Carport

Arson Fire Damages Vehicles and Carport

(Buford, Ga. March 6, 2017) – Gwinnett County Fire Investigators are trying to determine who is responsible for setting fire to two vehicles and a riding lawnmower at a private residence on Stonehedge Drive, NE in Buford.  The fire occurred around 10:45 Sunday night, March 5, 2017.   According to Fire Investigators, it appears that… READ MORE

Fire Department Rope Rescue Training at Ivy Creek

A specialized group of Gwinnett County firefighters who serve a dual role as members of the department’s Technical Rescue Team and the Georgia Search and Rescue Team (GSAR), recently participated in rope rescue training at Ivy Creek in Buford. The training involved setting up complex high-line rope systems for traversing across wide-open areas to rescue… READ MORE

GRASS FIRES CLOSE BUFORD HIGHWAY

Buford Highway, NW near Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee Suwanee – Gwinnett County Firefighters worked during the afternoon to control several moderate-sized spot fires burning in the grass along Buford Highway, adjacent to the railroad tracks. Firefighters responded on Thursday, February 16, 2016 at 11:52 a.m., after a passerby called 9-1-1. The fires were brought… READ MORE

Rash of Vehicle Break-Ins at Fire Stations

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, during the overnight hours, a rash of vehicle break-ins occurred at four separate fire stations and one county government building. Unknown individual(s) appear to be targeting the vehicles of on-duty personnel at area fire stations. Break-ins occurred overnight at Fire Station #5 (Old Norcross Road/Duluth) Fire Station #23 (Steve Reynolds… READ MORE

Buford Blaze Destroys Home, Residents Escape Unharmed

Buford Blaze Destroys Home, Residents Escape Unharmed

A Buford family lost their home last Thursday, after a fire completely destroyed the house located on the 1000th block of Shelby Lane. The fire which is believed to have been started by a cigarette, according to investigators, also damaged two neighboring houses along with a vehicle. The call was dispatched after a neighbor called… READ MORE