Trees, power lines taken out during storm

A neighborhood tucked away near Norcross was hit hard as storms rolled through metro-Atlanta Thursday evening.

Several trees, power poles and electrical supply lines were taken out in the Liberty Heights community near the DeKalb-Gwinnett line, according to Lt. Colin Rhoden with the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Rhoden said that a joint task force comprised of Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Gwinnett County Police Department secured the neighborhood and located numerous hazards including trees that impacted homes, cars and personal property.

“Crews are going door to door checking for any other hazards and for the safety of the residents,” Rhoden said.

Minor injuries were reported.

During the storm, between 8 and 10 p.m., there were a total of 65 calls which included 21 wires down calls, nine fire alarms, five trees on building calls, five woods fires, one house fire and a structure collapse.

Some of the incidents included:

• In Snellville area, a fire was reported in the woods near the 900 block of Tom Smith Road.

• A tree fell on a building on the 6200 block of Park Road in Doraville. The tree fell across the roadway, which snapped power poles in half.

• Wires were down on the 4400 block Georgia Avenue in Doraville.

• Wires were down on the 6800 block Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross.

• In Lilburn, wires fell on Camp Circle at Stone Mountain Highway.


Liberty Heights

Liberty Heights