Two people were pulled unconscious from a burning home near Lawrenceville early Thursday, Gwinnett County fire officials said.
The fire broke out before 4:30 a.m. in a single-story house on Lester Road.
Gwinnett fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said a passer-by reported the fire but did not know whether anyone was inside the house.
"The caller knocked at the door, but got no response," Rutledge said in an email.
When firefighters arrived less than five minutes later, they found the garage of the wood frame and brick house in flames.
Rutledge said an "older man and woman were found unresponsive by firefighters during the primary search and were removed from the burning home."
Both were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with advanced life support measures in progress.
Their identities and conditions were not immediately available.
Rutledge said the home and a vehicle inside the garage were total losses.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
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