published Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Landmark business near Lake Lanier catches fire

BUFORD, Ga. — The family that operates the Dam Store, a local landmark on the south end of the Lake Lanier, was able to escape a fire that broke out at the business on Buford Dam Road northeast of Atlanta.

Gwinnett County fire officials say crews arrived around 12:04 a.m. and found the two-story portion of the building engulfed in flames. A boat near the building was also burning.

Authorities say family members who live in the residential quarters of the building were alerted to the fire by one of the children who smelled smoke. They reported that the smoke alarms were sounding as they escaped. No one was hurt.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading into the store. The cause of the blaze was under investigation early today.

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.