Bouts of severe weather Thursday night caused sporadic wind damage, downed numerous trees, and triggered a suspected lightning fire in Middle Georgia.
Assistant Houston County Fire Chief Kevin Noles said crews were called to house fire at 3658 U.S. 41 at about 7:20 p.m. Thursday.
The brick home sustained moderate damage and the family evacuated safely, Noles said.
A fire investigator will try to confirm whether lightning caused the fire after inspecting the building Friday.
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Noles also plans to inspect reported storm damage in other neighborhoods.
The storm postponed the Little League Southeast Regional tournament games in Warner Robins and inch-size hail was reported in Byron at 7:25 p.m.
Three-quarter inch hail pelted Upson County at about 7:15 p.m. as trees fell in the storm.
Preliminary damage reports from The National Weather Service show the first damaging thunderstorm in Jones County hit at about 6:30 p.m. and blew down a gas station awning about five miles northeast of Macon.
Shortly after 8 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 9 p.m. for Bibb County, where up to 10 trees toppled in west Macon and more trees fell about four miles southwest of Gray in Jones County.