1 man left homeless by Norcross house fire | News
NORCROSS, GA (WXIA) – One man was left homeless after a house fire in the 5600 block of Brooklyn Lane of unincorporated Norcross Monday afternoon.
Gwinnett County firefighters responded at 3:52 p.m., according to Gwinnett County Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge. When crews arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the back and roof of the single-story wood frame home.
Firefighters were initially forced to battle the blaze from the outside of the home because the flames were so intense. Once they brought the fire under control, they were able to get inside the home and completely extinguish the blaze.
No one was at home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
The homeowner returned a short time later, and was offered Red Cross assistance. Rutledge said the man refused, saying he was planning on staying with nearby family and friends.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.