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Small fire breaks out in Gwinnett hotel
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Small fire breaks out in Gwinnett hotel

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A basket of rags caught fire in the kitchen of a Gwinnett County hotel Monday morning.

The fire broke out at around 2:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in the 2000 block of Sugarloaf Circle.

Gwinnett County Fire Lt. Jerrod Barrett said the fire started in a basket of cooking oil rags. The hotel's sprinkler system extinguished the flames.

About 60 guests and hotel staff members were briefly evacuated from the building while firefighters investigated the source of the fire. Barrett said the guests were soon able to return to their rooms.

Investigators believe the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion of the rags in their plastic cart.

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