Four adults escaped injured after lightning struck their Kylee Dawn Circle home on June 23.
Firefighters were dispatched to the Lawrenceville home at 6:16 p.m. on Monday. By the time crews arrived, the four adult occupants were outside and uninjured.
Heavy smoke and flames were present in the attic.
"The fire was burning heavily in the attic above the front foyer area and made it difficult for crews to gain access," said Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services Public Information Officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge in an email to media. "Firefighters made a good stop on the flames and contained the majority of the fire damage to the attic. The first and second floors sustained extensive smoke and water damage."
Additional fire crews were able to cover and protect some of the contents of the house as they worked to completely extinguish the fire. The fire caused heavy damage to the attic.
"We are fortunate that the family was able to escape unharmed, especially given the magnitude of the fire in the attic on arrival," Rutledge said.
Rutledge added the family immediately recognized the emergency, called 911 for help and evacuated the home.
"The family did the right thing," he added.
The fire was determined to have been caused by a lightning strike to the roof during a strong thunderstorm.
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