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Barrow family displaced after lightning strike on Labor Day

POSTED: September 4, 2014 3:45 p.m.

A Barrow family was displaced after lighting struck their home on Labor Day.

The Barrow County Emergency Services assisted Winder firefighters Monday night when a report came in of a house fire on the 500 block of Hiram Way. Local responders also answered numerous calls about fallen power lines and trees.

The thunder storm rolled into Barrow County bringing with it heavy winds and rain, according to the BCES news release.

"The storm seemed to be centered around Winder causing numerous power lines and trees to come down," BCES Lt. Scott Dakin said in a news release. "Within minutes of the storm hitting our 911 Center was quickly inundated with calls reporting problems. We sent several engines in to assist Winder Fire Department in handling the many calls."

The Hiram Way fire was reported around 7:25 p.m. Three adults and two children were displaced because of the fire.

"Upon arrival firefighters found flames in the attic and breaking through the roof line on one side," Dakin said. "They made a very aggressive attack and were able to contain the spread of the fire very quickly."



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