A Grayson woman discovered her house was on fire after seeing smoke in the backyard as she went to let her two dogs inside on the evening of June 25.
The woman and both her dogs escaped the home uninjured, but the residence was heavily damaged in the blaze which is believed to have started in the attic or a workshop above the garage.
When crews arrived at the Hillside Drive home, they found heavy smoke and flames showing from the second floor and attic on the left side of the home.
"Firefighters made a good stop on the forward progress of the fire, but not before it caused heavy damage to the home," said Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services Public Information Officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge in a released statement.
Command at the scene requested an additional engine and truck for exposure protection and crew rotations, Rutledge added.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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