WITH VIDEO: Vehicle Totally Damaged by Fire Near Mall of Georgia

A blaze broke out near the Longhorn restaurant on Saturday evening. Another vehicle also was damaged.

Updated Aug. 6, 2012

A vehicle was destroyed by fire Saturday evening, Aug. 4, when flames broke out outside the Longhorn restaurant near the Mall of Georgia in Buford, according to a Gwinnett Fire spokesperson.

Gwinnett Fire spokesperson Lt. Colin Rhoden said that a caller about 7 p.m. said that fire was close to the building, and Gwinnett Police noted that the fire was spreading quickly. On arrival, fire crews found one vehicle fully involved and part of the grass in the area on fire.

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Firefighters quickly laid out fire hose lines and extinguished the fire. One vehicle was totally damaged, and another vehicle close to the first sustained damage by exposure.

The fire is of unknown origin, Rhoden said. No injuries were reported.

A nearby observer, freelance writer Jeannette Rodgers, contributed the attached pictures and video to Suwanee Patch.

Steve Burns August 05, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Folks, the attached videos and pics are a perfect example of the reader involvement that we love at Patch. Also, it shows that anyone can be involved in the news reporting process.


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