Weather-Related Incidents

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 6, 2020) – Fire and Emergency Services personnel are continuing to respond to incidents due to the weather. Thankfully, no one has been injured during any of these incidents. The following is a brief synopsis as of 11:30am:



  •  Reports of a house fire were received at 8:18am on the 4700 block of Green Street NW in Duluth. The Incident Commander later confirmed that a lightning strike was the cause.


  • At 8:31am, we received a report of a transformer being on fire at the 5300 block of Lawrenceville Highway NW in Lilburn. Our personnel searched the area but were unable to find anything to confirm that report.


  • Firefighters responded at 8:50am to a tree that caught on fire due to a blown transformer at the 4200 block of Hog Mountain Road NE in Dacula. The small fire was quickly extinguished.



  • Reports of a wire being down was received at 8:50am on the 100 block of Kettlewood Dr SW in Lilburn. The wires were determined to be a cable line on a pole owned by Georgia Power. The wires were taped up out of the roadway and Georgia Power was notified to dispatch a crew for repairs.


  • Crews were dispatched at 9:54am to the 2600 block of White Rose Drive SE in Loganville. Per the crew that responded, the tree was a Leyland cypress that was laying over the rear of four homes in a subdivision. No structural damage was noted.


  • Personnel investigated reports of a power line falling on a school bus at the intersection of Dee Kennedy Road NE and Braselton Highway NE in Auburn at 10:31am. No students were on the bus. The scene was left with Barrow County Fire Department.


  • Wires are reportedly down at the intersection of Wind Way Drive NW and Gwinnett Drive NW in Norcross. Firefighters arrived on scene at 11:14am and were unable to find any hazards.


We encourage every to remain weather aware and to be safe! Additional information will be sent by the Fire-PIO when available.

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