Witnesses say large fire at Summer Glen Condos started by lightning strike

Witnesses say blaze at Summer Glen Condos started by lightning strike

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Fire crews responded to a large house fire off Jones Creek Road Wednesday night.

The call went out around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28 for the Summer Glen Condominiums in the 5700 block of Macbeth Drive. The St. George Fire Department is responding, as well as other first responder agencies.

Crews with the St. George Fire Department, as well as other agencies, responded to an apartment fire at the Summer Glen Condos that witnesses say was started by a lightning strike.
Crews with the St. George Fire Department, as well as other agencies, responded to an apartment fire at the Summer Glen Condos that witnesses say was started by a lightning strike. (Source: WAFB)
A large fire at the Summer Glen Condos on Macbeth Drive was brought under control just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
A large fire at the Summer Glen Condos on Macbeth Drive was brought under control just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Source: WAFB)
A large fire at the Summer Glen Condos on Macbeth Drive was brought under control just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
A large fire at the Summer Glen Condos on Macbeth Drive was brought under control just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Source: WAFB)

Officials with the St. George Fire Department say the fire was at a building with four units, all of which were involved. A second alarm was issued. Five fire engines, two ladders, and a rescue crew responded.

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Emergency personnel say no injuries have been reported at this time. St. George officials confirm this. The fire was brought under control just before 10 p.m. Four families were displace, officials say.

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