Lightning causes 2 house fires in Gwinnett

Both incidents were still active as of 10:30 p.m. and no injuries had been reported, Gwinnett fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said.

The house fires were due to lightning, he said.

The blaze at a two-story house in the 1900 block of Point River Drive NW in Duluth was "fully involved" when fire crews arrived, he said.

In Dacula, flames were showing from the attic and roof line of a home on Floral Ridge Drive NE, he said.

No other information was immediately available.

The possibility of showers and storms will be sticking around the metro Atlanta area for a few days.

Wednesday, there is a 30 percent chance of rain and widely scattered thunderstorms late in the afternoon, Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. Highs will be in the low 80s.

The chance of rain and thunderstorms increases to 70 percent Thursday, with highs in the mid to upper 70s, he said.

Expect a 30 percent chance of rain Friday with highs in the low 70s.

The weekend should be sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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