Monday July 22nd, 2024 12:36PM

Officials say lightning may be cause of Banks County barn fire

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

Banks County Fire and Emergency Services said a lightning storm is the possible cause of a Friday barn fire in Alto. 

Banks County Fire, as well as Jackson County Fire Services, responded to reports of a structure fire at 4995 Yonah Homer RD in Alto. 

When units arrived, they found a detached barn well involved with flames. 

Banks fire officials said the fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured. 

“The cause of the Fire appears to be accidental and a lightning storm in the area can’t be ruled out,” fire officials said in a release. 

The barn was heavily damaged from the incident, and the fire was extinguished around 3:11 p.m.

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