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Lightning Hits Emergency Tower In Rockdale County

ROCKDALE COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC)  Storms late Tuesday,  produced dangerous lightning that may have sparked a house fire,   and hit a cell tower in Rockdale County.     Fire investigators who fought a fire in a one story ranch,  that […]


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17-Year-Old Accused Of Fatally Shooting Her Sister

Houston County authorities say a 17-year-old girl fatally shot her 12-year-old sister before setting fire to the family home.


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Close Call For Rihanna

LONDON (AP)— London Fire Brigade says Rihanna was among 300 people evacuated from a hotel after an early-morning fire in an elevator shaft. The 24-year-old Barbadian singer tweeted news of the fire early Wednesday to […]


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4 Alarm Fire At Tyler Perry Studios

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — Atlanta fire officials say the structure of a building at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s studio is fine after part of it caught fire, sending flames into the night sky. Fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige says there […]


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Gusty Winds Fan Apartment Fire

LITHONIA – (WAOK)  An apartment fire in DeKalb county,  that firefighters say started on a stove has been contained,  but not after causing serious damage at the Windward Forest apartments in Lithonia.  Fire crews wree […]


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Warm Up Your Fireplace or Install a New One with These Tips in Atlanta

Create a special hearth in your home with these clever ideas and local resources.



Father Saves 13 Kids From Burning Apartment

Travis McDowell went from dad to hero after he rescued 13 kids. McDowell was supervising a sleepover, when one of the children said they smelled smoke. Thinking quickly he helped the 13 kids out of […]


Pastor Opens Doors To Church Destroyed In a Fire

A pastor receives a God send after his church went up in flames.


Tyler Perry To Purchase Home For Great-Grandmother

88-year-old great-grandmother  Rosa Lee Ransby and her seven great-grand children were left without a place to call home after a fire destroyed their house.


Children Trapped In Room Burn To Death

  A woman and her boyfriend were arrested after her two children died in an apartment fire caused by a heater.