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Gwinnett apartment fire contained to 1 unit

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Fire Department battled a small fire at a Stone Mountain-area apartment complex Monday morning.

Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the fire broke out shortly before 10:30 a.m. at the Grove at Stone Mountain Apartments in the 1900 block of Glenn Club Drive. A 911 caller reported smoke pouring from a window.

Responding crews found flames and smoke inside one ground floor unit.

"Firefighters worked fast and contained the fire to the unit of origin," Rutledge said in a statement.

No one was hurt in the fire. Rutledge said the cause appeared to be a halogen lamp that was left on and fell against a mattress.

The occupant of the damaged apartment denied Red Cross assistance. Other residents were allowed to return to their units once the situation was declared under control and smoke was cleared from the breezeway.