Sonny's BBQ in Lawrenceville Engulfed in Flames After Lightning Strike

Sonny’s BBQ in Lawrenceville Engulfed in Flames After Lightning Strike


🚨 The Gist: A fire broke out at Sonny’s BBQ in Lawrenceville on Tuesday evening after a lightning strike, causing significant damage to the restaurant.

📍 What Happened: Firefighters responded to a report of a business fire at Sonny’s BBQ at 8:09 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Upon arrival, flames were visible through the roof of the restaurant.
  • All occupants had safely evacuated the building before firefighters arrived.

🌁 The Photos:

Between the Lines: The cause of the fire was determined to be a lightning strike.

  • A customer in the drive-thru alerted staff to smoke coming from the exterior wall.
  • Shortly after, staff noticed smoke and flames on the interior wall near the ceiling.

🚒 The Response: Multiple fire crews and equipment were deployed to combat the flames.

  • Firefighters used ladder trucks to battle the flames due to safety concerns surrounding nearby power lines.
  • The fire was brought under control by 8:31 p.m.

😓 The Aftermath: No injuries were reported in connection with the fire.

  • The restaurant sustained significant damage from the flames.
  • Utility crews secured services to the building following the incident.

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