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Barn Burns Down Due to Lightning Strike

Cherokee County Firefighters responded to the call just shortly before 4PM yesterday.
Cherokee County Firefighters responded to the call just shortly before 4PM yesterday. (click image for slideshow)
August 20, 2019 | A storm that moved through Cherokee County late yesterday afternoon could be responsible for a fire at a barn located 7194 Reinhardt College Parkway in Waleska. Cherokee County 911 received the call just shortly before 4 o’clock advising that a barn was on fire.  The caller did say that no one was inside the barn at the time. ... (read complete story)

Firefighters arrived on scene to find the barn fully involved.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find the barn fully involved.
The barn and the contents were a total loss.
The barn and the contents were a total loss.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes.
The fire apparently started from a lightning strike.
The fire apparently started from a lightning strike.
The barn was a total loss, however, there were no injuries.
The barn was a total loss, however, there were no injuries.
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The Burn Ban is now in effect

DUE TO THE EPD ISSUED BAN ON OUTDOOR BURNING THERE IS NO OUTDOOR BURNING ALLOWED IN CHEROKEE COUNTY. THE OUTDOOR BURN BAN IS IN PLACE FROM MAY 1, 2019 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.

The following types of fires are allowed during the outdoor burn ban. Please visit the Fire Marshal's website for the specific rules during the burn ban.

  • Recreation fire
  • Bonfire
  • Agriculture burn
  • Outdoor fire place or chimenea
If there are any questions please contact the Cherokee County Fire Marshal's Office or the Georgia Forestry Commission

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