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Friday, 17 July 2015 16:56

Large Fire Damages Body Shop on U.S. Hwy 78 in GA

Gwinnett, GA fire officials are investigating the July 14 night fire at H & H II Body and Paint Shop on Stone Mountan Highway.

The fire started at the shop, located at 3375 Stone Mountain Highway (U.S. Hwy 78) near Easy Street in unincorporated Snellville, around 6:45pm. A caller reported seeing smoke pouring from the building.

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Gwinnett Firefighters rush to put out a large fire at H & H II Body and Paint Shop.

 

“We knew we had a serious fire, even before the fire trucks arrived,” Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge told Patch.com.

According to a news release, crews found heavy smoke and flames showing from the roof of the all-metal building.

The fire caused heavy damage to the interior of the business, as well as to several vehicles parked inside, reported Patch.com.

The cause is under investigation.

Rutledge told Patch.com one employee was at the business at the time the fire broke out. He escaped unharmed after unsuccessfully attempting to put the fire out.

A firefighter was evaluated at the hospital for a possible heat-related illness, but was expected to be released, reported Patch.com

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