Lightning From Recent Storm Ignites House Fires Throughout North GA

Lightning from a storm that has been battering the South and Midwest ignited fires at homes scattered throughout Metro Atlanta on Thursday. Although no injuries have been reported from these fires, they underscore the fact that any one wanting to guard their family from the danger of home fires should call an Atlanta alarm monitoring company to explore the possibility of having a fire alarm installed.

The storms brought rain, hail and strong winds to many areas of North Georgia, downing power lines and causing thousands of residents to lose electricity. Authorities responded to several calls in Gwinnett, Fayette and Cobb counties.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that investigators were trying to determine the origins of a fire that occurred in the Sugar Hill area of Duluth toward the end of the storm.

In addition, MyFoxAtlanta reported on two fires in Gwinnett County, one in Tucker and the other at a home on Braxton Place. According to Georgia Power, 1,200 homes had lost power in the metro Atlanta area, most of which were located on the eastern side of the city and in Jonesboro. Weather reports indicate that the storm has cleared the area and Atlanta can expect relatively sunny weather over the weekend before more scattered showers arrive on Sunday evening.

Unfortunately, lightning strikes and downed power lines create a severe fire hazard during storms, and often they occur at night when you and your family are sleeping. An Atlanta fire alarm monitoring company can assist you in installing a system that will alert your loved ones to danger when they are most vulnerable. Call us at (770) 645-0061 to find out what can be done to keep your family protected from the dangers of violent storms.