A brief storm moving through Gwinnett County Tuesday afternoon destroyed a home in unincorporated Lawrenceville.
Just before 4pm, Gwinnett firefighters received a call of a lightning strike and fire at a one story ranch on the 1800 block of Lendl Court. When crews arrived, they found thick smoke and fire coming from the roof. It took firefighters just over 20 minutes to get the fire under control.
No one was home at the time, but firefighters were able to rescue the homeowner's dog from the blaze. The pet is expected to be okay.
The fire caused extensive damage to the home and it was deemed a total loss.