A fast-moving fire in a densely wooded area in Loganville Monday afternoon threatened several houses in a nearby subdivision, requiring assistance from the Georgia Forestry Commission.
According to Capt. Tommy Rutledge, spokesman for Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services, crews were called to a woods fire at 2856 Langley Road SW in Loganville at about 5:06 p.m. They arrived about six minutes later to find a fast-moving fire in a densely wooded area and experienced access problems because the fire was located toward the rear of the woods.
“The blaze immediately threatened several houses in a nearby subdivision,” Rutledge wrote in a press release. “Command requested additional equipment as well as Georgia Forestry to help control the flames.”
Rutledge said a tractor unit from GFC assisted by cutting a firebreak around the area as firefighters flowed water to slow the forward progress of the fire. The fire was brought under control at 6:52 p.m., but crews remained on the scene to wet down hotspots. Rutledge said about four acres of land was scorched by the fire.
“A wooden privacy fence behind one of the houses was also damaged,” Rutledge said. “Firefighters were able to protect multiple exposures and there were no structures damaged.”
Rutledge said no houses were damaged and no injuries reported. The exact cause of the fire is undetermined.