Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services firefighters were busy last weekend, as a series of storms that passed through the county.
Firefighters responded to numerous trees and power lines down across roads and several structure fires.
At 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, Barrow firefighters responded to the 100 block of Plantation Road to a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire showing from an attached garage and extending through the roof.
“Our crews performed an aggressive interior attack on the fire,” said Lt. Scott Dakin, a spokesperson for the department.
“Their quick actions prevented the fire from extending further into the interior of the house,” he added.
A smoke alarm alerted the resident to the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene performing salvage and overhaul operations for several hours. The cause of the fire was determined to be a lightning strike.
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Arch Tanner Road to a reported camper fire.
Firefighters found heavy fire and smoke showing from a 20-foot camper trailer with exposure to the cab of a tractor-trailer.
“The firefighters performed a quick attack on the fire to knock down the flames,” Dakin said.
The fire heavily damaged the camper. The truck cab suffered heat and smoke damage to the front and hood areas. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Investigation Team.