Severe Weather Causes Damage in Gwinnett

No incidents reported in Suwanee on Wednesday.

A house fire was reported in Lawrenceville and downed trees were reported in Lawrenceville and Lilburn on Wednesday evening as a result of Wednesday's storm.

No severe incidents were reported in Suwanee by Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services.

-- A lightning strike caused a house fire in the 700 block of Continental Drive in Lawrenceville. A neighbor reported seeing lightning strike the house and saw smoke and fire coming from the house moments later, Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said in a media release.

The fire caused extensive damage to the home and sent smoke and heat throughout. There also was damage to a metal fence in the yard. An adult woman was home when the lightning struck, but no injuries were reported. However, two pets (one dog, one cat) in the house did not survive.

-- A tree crashed through the living room of a house in the 3700 block of Willow Wood Way in Lawrenceville. Four people were home at the time, but no injuries were reported. The occupants have been displaced. Fire crews secured utilities as  a precaution.

-- A tree fell on a vehicle in the driveway of a house in the 2900 block of Five Oaks Circle in Lilburn. The tree also snapped a power pole and pulled the electrical service line away from the house. Occupants were home at the time and were not injured.


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