In Barrow County, Lt. Scott Dakin of Barrow County Emergency Services tells WSB-TV that damage in downtown Winder looks like a scene after a tornado or hurricane.
Dakin said that in one case, it appeared that lightning traveled down a tree and entered a house on Hiram Way, starting a fire in the attic. Firefighters were able to contain that blaze.
Lightning struck the roof of another home on Emma Lane in Winder.
In Macon, lighting was blamed for setting fires to two homes. The Telegraph reports that one of those fires destroyed a vacant house.
No serious injuries were reported.
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