Dalton firefighters respond to industrial site fire reportedly caused by lightning

Dalton firefighters respond to industrial site fire reportedly caused by lightning

February 20th, 2019 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Updated at 8:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, with information about roads reopened.

A fire reportedly started at an industrial site after lightning struck a propane tank release valve on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Dalton, Ga. / Photo from Dalton Fire Department

A fire reportedly started at an industrial site...

UPDATE: Dalton police have reopened Brookhollow Industrial Boulevard and other roads around the fire scene, according to a news release from the Dalton Fire Department.

A crew will monitor the fire until it burns out, the release states.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Dalton, Georgia, firefighters are working the scene of a small fire that was apparently caused by lightning, according to a release from the Dalton Fire Department.

The fire, located at an industrial site on the 300 block of Brookhollow Industrial Boulevard, seems to have started when a release valve from a propane tank was struck by lightning, the release states.

Firefighters at the scene of a small fire that reportedly started at an industrial site after lightning struck a propane tank release valve on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Dalton, Ga. / Photo from Dalton Fire Department

Firefighters at the scene of a small fire...

Crews are allowing the material to burn off and monitoring the area for safety. No injuries or damage has been reported, according to the release.