Lightning blamed for North Gate house fire - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Lightning blamed for North Gate house fire

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Firefighters were called back to the scene of that fire as flames rekindled Monday morning.

Investigators say that lightning struck the back of the house and started a fire in the electrical system of the home Sunday night. They say it smoldered there and grew bigger and bigger, while the resident of the house were unaware of it. By the time they were aware, it was a raging fire that was out of control.

Crews quickly responded to the charred remains of a home at the corner of North Gate Road and Old Dawson Road. They were able to put out the flames after a few minutes.

"It took them an extremely long time to get it under control because the flames continued," said neighbor Donald Hawkins. "Seems like the more water was on it, seemed like the higher the flames was getting and it was just amazing the people that was out here."

Investigators began surveying the scene again Monday as they looked to determine the cause of the fire.

Officials said the fire broke out after 9 p.m. Sunday and quickly consumed the whole house. No injuries were reported.

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Upgrade at Phoebe lab will help patients with irregular heartbeat

    Upgrade at Phoebe lab will help patients with irregular heartbeat

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-02-24 03:49:58 GMT
    Upgrades at Phoebe could help people who suffer from an irregular heartbeat. (Source: WALB)Upgrades at Phoebe could help people who suffer from an irregular heartbeat. (Source: WALB)
    Upgrades at Phoebe could help people who suffer from an irregular heartbeat. (Source: WALB)Upgrades at Phoebe could help people who suffer from an irregular heartbeat. (Source: WALB)

    Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.

    More >>

    Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.

    More >>
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway debates repaving track

    Atlanta Motor Speedway debates repaving track

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-02-24 03:45:43 GMT
    Michael McDowell heads out on the track for the weekend's first practice session. (Source: WALB)Michael McDowell heads out on the track for the weekend's first practice session. (Source: WALB)

    NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.

    More >>

    NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.

    More >>
  • Best Friends Humane Society Spay-ghetti Dinner just days away

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:05 PM EST2018-02-24 03:05:20 GMT
    The annual Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Monday from 5 to 8 p.m . (Source: WALB)The annual Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Monday from 5 to 8 p.m . (Source: WALB)
    The annual Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Monday from 5 to 8 p.m . (Source: WALB)The annual Spay-ghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Monday from 5 to 8 p.m . (Source: WALB)

    The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.

    More >>

    The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly