Firefighters responded to the West Price Road home at 9:16 p.m. and found a small fire in the crawl space.
"The fire was quickly extinguished," explained Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services public information officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge. "It appears that lightning hit a gas line outside and traveled into the home. No major damage and no injuries were reported."
Firefighters were called to deal with several other incidents as storms moved through the area Thursday night. Lightning is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Lawrenceville and one in Snellville. Neither home sustained major damage. The storms also brought tress and wires down on Duluth Highway near Northmont Parkway in Duluth and near Old Shackleford Road near Club Drive in Lawrenceville.
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