Suspected lightning strike damages restaurant

6:55 AM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
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Lightning struck the roof of El Azteca on Roswell Road early Wednesday morning.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Firefighters believe a lightning strike started a fire at the El Azteca restaurant on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs early Wednesday morning.

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Fire Chief Jeff Scarborough said crews arrived just after midnight to find smoke but no flames coming from the peak of the building.

Scarborough said the suspected lightning strike shorted out the electrical system and caused moderate damage to the restaurant's roof and attic area.

The owners were there at the time, but it is unclear if the restaurant was open.

Scarborough said no one was injured.

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