CLEVELAND, Ga. – A home and outbuilding on New Bridge Road in Cleveland were destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.
White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said White County Fire Services, with automatic aid from the City of Cleveland, responded to a report that the outbuilding was possibly hit by lightning during an afternoon rain storm. The outbuilding was about 15 feet from the main structure with a 250-gallon propane tank close to the outbuilding just about 10 feet from the home.
Upon fire personnel found the outbuilding heavily involved with fire with radiant heat and fire damage to the home. Hose lines were deployed between the building and the home. One fire team made an interior attack on the home.
The fire was quickly extinguished and the State Fire Marshall was called to investigate the true cause. The home was equipped with working smoke alarms which did alert the family.
The Red Cross was called to assist the occupants of the home. No injuries were reported.
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