Upon arrival at the Lawrenceville home, fire crews found heavy flames shooting from the roof and attic of the one-story house.
Crews used multiple hose lines to control the flames from the outside and also utilized an aerial ladder device as they worked to extinguish the fire and protect neighboring homes from radiant heat and hot embers.
"People should be alert to changing weather conditions and monitor local weather forecasts," Rutledge cautioned. "If you suspect a lightning strike, be sure to check the attic and basement. Evacuate immediately if you smell smoke or see active flames."
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