Lightning strike causes structure fire in Long Co.

Crime & Safety

LONG COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — Long County Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on the 3400 block of Rye Patch Road.

Upon arrival, light smoke was encountered in the attic of the home. Firefighters made entry into the attic and quickly extinguished the fire. No one was injured.

The fire was caused due to a lightning strike that entered the attic via an LP Gas line. Stations 1, 4 & 5 of the Long County Fire Department responded along with Excelsior EMS.

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