GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Residents of an apartment building in Gwinnett County will have to find another place to stay, at least for now, after a large downed tree caused serious enough damage to the structure on Saturday.
The tree fell in the 3200 block of WIndscape Village NW between Norcross and Lilburn around 4 p.m. When crews arrived, they found that the tree had caused roof damage and actually punctured the sheetrock of two top floor apartments.
PHOTOS: Large tree falls on Gwinnett County apartment building
Fire crews determined that only the four units on the left side of the apartment were unsafe to re-enter but because power had to be cut to the building, all eight apartments were evacuated. Fire officials said the scene was turned over to maintenance personnel and a private tree company. At this point, those who were displaced are being relocated by the apartment complex's management.
No injuries were reported in the incident.