High winds, hail and lightning felt as the storms arrived.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Updated 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Once again, Mother Nature came calling with damaging storms in the area. A line of strong thunderstorms hit metro Atlanta, including the Lilburn area, during the Wednesday afternoon commute, bring heavy rain, dangerous lightning and strong, gusty winds. Gwinnett Fire and Rescue reported that some trees were down and one home caught on fire due to a lightning strike. No injuries were reported, but two pets (one dog, one cat) perished in the fire. The storm hit the Lilburn area around 4:30 p.m, with the heaviest of the weather felt as it arrived. Heavy rain followed. Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said firefighters responded to a fire at a split-level home on the 700 block of Continental Drive in …
House fire in Lilburn reported as storm passed through the area, one of 123 fire department calls between 5 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Early evening storms brought wind, lighting and heavy rain to Gwinnett, prompting more than 100 calls being dispatched by the fire department. Gwinnett Fire captain Tommy Rutledge said the most significant call was a house fire on the 5300 block of Candleberry Drive in Lilburn that was caused by a lightning strike. Rutledge said fire fighters found "heavy flames showing through the attic" of the two-story residence at 5:43 p.m. The fire was extinguished at 6:39 p.m., Rutledge said. No injuries were reported. The house sustained extensive damage to the roof, attic and backside of the structure. Trees were reported down on four houses; two in Snellville and one each in Duluth and Norcross. Rutledge said the fire department activated its …