Lightning blamed for Johns Creek house fire - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Lightning blamed for Johns Creek house fire

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Night training noises at Fort Benning

    Night training noises at Fort Benning

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:06:04 GMT
    Officials say neighbors close to Fort Benning may have been experiencing unique training noises for the past few nights. Tenant units are conducting essential night training on post. It's a process thatMore >>
    Officials say neighbors close to Fort Benning may have been experiencing unique training noises for the past few nights. Tenant units are conducting essential night training on post. It's a process thatMore >>
  • Military Matters: Merrill's Marauders honored

    Military Matters: Merrill's Marauders honored

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:04 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:04:04 GMT
    Our Military Matters this week is about durability during warfare.  Merrill's Marauders is an Army unit that walked nearly 1,000 miles in search of the enemy during World War II. They were honored recentlyMore >>
    Our Military Matters this week is about durability during warfare.  Merrill's Marauders is an Army unit that walked nearly 1,000 miles in search of the enemy during World War II. They were honored recentlyMore >>
  • Race relations in Columbus among blacks and police officers

    Race relations in Columbus among blacks and police officers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:01:00 GMT
    Race relations continue on a national scale as the unrest in Missouri rages on. Tuesday, we focused on how black men should conduct with police officers. News Leader 9"s Roslyn Giles is digging deeperMore >>
    Race relations continue on a national scale as the unrest in Missouri rages on. Tuesday, we focused on how black men should conduct with police officers.More >>
JOHNS CREEK, GA (CBS46) -

Firefighters said lightning sparked a house fire on Donnington Drive in Johns Creek.

Sachim Sangole lives next door to the house in The Estates at Wellington subdivision. He said he saw a big light come down from the sky and when he looked out the window again, his neighbor's roof was on fire. Sangole said he called 911.

Two young men were inside the home, where they live with three other friends. The pair said they heard a noise, and when the fire alarms went off, they called 911 and ran outside.

Johns Creek firefighters said they arrived within minutes of receiving the 911 call. 

Firefighters said the fire moved quickly, and were forced to retreat from inside the home within 10 minutes. The house is a total loss.

The roof of the home caved in just before 6 p.m.

Firefighters said they were able to put out most of the fire within 20 minutes and contain it from spreading to other houses.

No injuries were reported.

Copyright 2013 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.