A line of violent storms rolled in Thursday night causing lots of damage across metro Atlanta.
In Grant Park, downed trees caused power outages and damage to more than a dozen cars. There are no reports of any injuries at this time.
Authorities believe lightning sparked a fire at a town home complex in Alpharetta near Gadsden Street. Officials say at the time the fire started around 8:00 p.m., more than 200 lightning strikes hit this part of town. Neighbors tell FOX 5's George Franco it sounded like a large whip cracking into the neighborhood.
Many residents received evacuation orders, but were able to go back into their homes. According to witnesses on the scene one person was home when the fire broke out, but they were able to get out of the house.
A second fire broke out in Alpharetta on Park Brooke Trace at the Park Brooke subdivision.
Fire crews say both residences are heavily damaged.
A large pine tree fell down on an apartment building in Norcross causing significant damage to four units. There are no reports of any injuries and the building has been evacuated.
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