An apartment fire in Gwinnett County is believed to have been started by lightning.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Gwinnett apartment fire displaces 23 people after lightning strike

An apartment fire caused by lightning in Gwinnett County Tuesday has displaced 23 people, including children, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The fire displaced 23 people, including children. (Credit: Gwinnett County Fire Department)

Lightning sparked the fire at the Chelsea 88 apartments on Herrington Road in Duluth, Channel 2 reported. 

About seven apartments were damaged by smoke and water, the Gwinnett County Fire Department said. The Red Cross was called in to help those who were displaced.

A house fire on the 5900 block of Morgan Road near Doraville was also reported during Tuesday’s afternoon thunderstorms.

In other news:

The incident happened over the weekend at Covington Park in Newton County.

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