"Flames were already shooting through the roof over the right-side of the house as firefighters deployed attack hose lines," said Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services public information officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge in a released statement.
"Fire apparatus close to the structure was limited to one attack pumper due to the distance and extended hose lay from the hydrant," Rutledge explained. "Additional fire crews had to walk-in on foot to assist with battling the blaze."
"The cause of the fire appears accidental and may have been sparked by discarded paint and oil rags in a plastic bucket," Rutledge said. "The homeowner was reportedly using floor cleaning compounds in the basement."
No one was injured in the blaze.
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