Breaking: Fire crews responding to possible lightning strikes on homes

Loganville Fire Department responding to fire

Officials say it was likely a lightning strike that caused a fire in a home on Winchester Way in Loganville on April 5, 2017. Photo credit: Loganville Fire Department

UPDATE: Loganville officials confirm it was likely a lightning strike that damaged a home on Winchester Way in Loganville on Wednesday morning. Robbie Schwartz with the City of Loganville said that about 50 percent of the home was damaged by the fire that resulted from the strike.

“The call came out a 9:44 a.m. and the first personnel arrived on the scene four minutes later,” Schwartz said. “Firefighters reported seeing smoke and flames coming from a bonus room above the garage of the ranch-style home. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control.”

Schwartz said there were four occupants of the home there at the time but all escaped without injury.


Initial story

Walton County Fire Rescue officials confirm they are currently responding to a possible lightning strike on a house on Sandy Creek in the Loganville area of the county. City of Loganville and Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services officials confirm they responded to a structure fire on Winchester Way in Loganville. Capt. Tommy Rutledge with GCFES confirmed that the fire on Winchester Way is also likely the result of a lightning strike.

Details to follow.

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