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Fire Destroys Two Double-Wide Mobile Homes
7/21/14 11:46 AM
Cherokee County firefighters responded to the call at approximately 6:45 this morning.
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Cherokee County firefighters responded to the call at approximately 6:45 this morning.

Storms that passed through Cherokee County this morning resulted in several home possibly being struck by lightning. Approximately six lightning strikes to homes were reported to Cherokee County 911. However, none of the homes received any significant damage.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services did respond to a fire this morning at approximately 6:45 at the 800 block of Bridgemill Avenue. Captain Ryan Osborne said, "Firefighters arrived on the scene to find two double-wide trailers fully involved. The property contained 5 double-wide trailers, but only two were completely destroyed." The property is apparently owned by the First Baptist Church of Marietta and is known as Chapel Knoll at Lake Allatoona.

Cherokee County Fire Investigator, Shane Daniel, said lightning was not the cause of the fire at the church retreat yesterday. No lightning was reported in the area until 8 AM according to the lighting strike analysis.  The cause of the fire at this time is still undetermined. No injuries were reported.

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Two mobile homes were completely destroyed.
Two mobile homes were completely destroyed.
Cherokee County firefighters check for hot spots.
Cherokee County firefighters check for hot spots.
There were five mobile homes on the property.
There were five mobile homes on the property.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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