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The occupants, four adults and one child, heard a “loud boom” during a thunderstorm and went outside to find the roof was on fire. Lightning may have stuck a tall tree, which fell into the home and started the fire, Rutledge said.
The fire was contained to the attic and firefighters were able to extinguish it. There was extensive damage to the attic and roof, and water and smoke damage throughout the house. No occupants or firefighters were injured.
A fire crew responded to the second fire, on Brookshire Place in Lawrenceville, at 11:51 p.m. An occupant called 911 and said the home was filling with smoke after a lightning strike.
Firefighters found a fire burning in a chimney chase on the side of the home. The fire caused damage to an exterior wall and the chimney of the home
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