cloudy
Sunday August 2nd, 2015 10:39PM

Gainesville house fire likely sparked by burning candle

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville fire crews responded to a fire on Luna Lane Sunday morning.

According to Gainesville Fire Division Chief Keith Smith, the fire occurred at a residence on Luna Lane just after 1 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke showing from the home. Smith said the residents said they came home to find a fire in the living room. He said the fire was thought to have been extinguished by a resident.

Also, crews discovered fire in the wall of the home, and quickly extinguished it. Smith said the occupants, two adults and one child, are staying with friends until repairs can be made to the home.

Smith said it's believed a candle left lit caused the fire.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 7 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 7 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 7 months ago )
Local/State News
Back to school for most students across NE Ga. this week
Most students in the Gainesville area will be heading back to school next week although those in one school district got the jump on things by returning to class Friday.
12:02AM ( 1 hour from now )
Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good
By Associated Press
6:30PM ( 4 hours ago )
HCSO investigating death of woman found in Lake Lanier
Hall County authorities are investigating the death of a woman found in Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:22PM ( 8 hours ago )
Hall County accident on 365 sends five to hospital
A traffic accident on Highway 365 has sent five people to the hospital.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:05PM ( 8 hours ago )
Lumpkin Co. signs ADA settlement with Justice Dept.
The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recently signed a Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), five years after an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) audit of county facilities.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:01PM ( 8 hours ago )