Gwinnett Fire Crews Kept Busy During Tuesday's Severe Weather

Lightning reportedly struck a Lawrenceville gym and several houses.

Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services crews responded to a number of storm related calls in Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County Tuesday evening. The severe weather rolled through between 7:30 and 9:30pm. According to emergency dispatchers, there were as many as 390 calls per hour to 9-1-1 during the height of the storm.

Here is a list of damage in Lawrenceville:

HOUSE FIRE - Firefighters responded at 8:57 p.m. to a report of a house fire in the 2400 block of Ashbourne Drive, NE in Lawrenceville. The caller reported a possible lightning strike to the neighbors house. Crews found evidence of a lightning strike nearby, but no damage to the structure.

HOUSE FIRE - Firefighters responded at 9:07 p.m. to a report of a house fire in the 1200 block of Della Way, NW in Lawrenceville. The caller reported a possible lightning strike. Crews found a tree on fire close to the residence on arrival. Firefighters checked the structure for damage.

HOUSE FIRE - Firefighters responded at 9:45 p.m. to a report of a lightning strike and house fire in the 500 block of Rosedown Way, NE in Lawrenceville. The caller reported a haze of smoke inside the house.

BUSINESS FIRE - Firefighters responded at 8:53 p.m. to a report of a business fire at the at 1823 North Brown Road, NW in Lawrenceville. Staff from the center called 9-1-1 to report a lightning strike and smell of smoke in the pool area. Crews found six tripped electrical breakers and a slight smoke odor on arrival. Power was also out to the building. The center was open at the time and no injuries were reported.

TRAUMATIC INJURY - Firefighters responded at 9:28 p.m. to a report of a person that was possibly injured due to lightning at a private residence in the 2800 block of Cove Crossing Drive in Lawrenceville. A teenage girl was reportedly standing in the doorway when lightning struck nearby. She fell and sustained minor injuries. The girl was transported to the hospital for evaluation. 


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