Fire displaces six people

LAWRENCE-VILLE - A fire caused by a lightning strike displaced six people from a Lawrenceville home Monday evening.

Two adults and a child were home when the blaze broke out at the 400 block of Windsor Farms Drive. They were alerted to the fire when police knocked at the door.

They were displaced, along with two other adults and another child, but did not request Red Cross assistance, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

The fire begin when lightning struck a gas meter. Rutledge said crews from Lawrenceville Gas were called to control a gas leak from the meter as fire crews stood by.

The fire caused damage to an exterior wall of the two-story wood and brick structure.

Fire scorches vacant home

LAWRENCE-VILLE - An early morning fire claimed an abandoned home Monday on Sweetgum Road near Alcovy Road in Lawrenceville, an official said.

Firefighters found the two-story home ablaze when they arrived just before 3 a.m. The exact cause is under investigation, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

No injuries were reported.