Bartow County Fire Department said three structures were hit by lightning, causing a structure on Brandy Lane to catch fire. Two homes on the south end — one at 900 Old Alabama Road and one on Valley Trail in Acworth — also were struck but sustained no damage.
There were no reports of injuries in any of those cases.
Cartersville Fire Department reported nothing beyond a minor incident involving wires down in the area of CVS.
BCFD said at 10 p.m. that Planters subdivision in the area of Hamilton Crossing had been without power for more than an hour. Georgia Power said 800 people were without power in Cartersville at 9 p.m. and 3,000 were in the dark in the region. The utility company reported 145,000 without power at 10 p.m. statewide.
The National Weather Service reported more than an inch of rain had fallen at Cartersville Airport between roughly 5:30 and 10 p.m. Through 7 p.m. less than a half inch had fallen. From 8 to 10 p.m., 1.05 inches were reported.
According to information from the National Weather Service, Cartersville has received less than a half an inch of rain since May 1 and 19.07 inches this year.
Man fends off group with a barstool
A man was assaulted at his Maple Avenue home Tuesday afternoon by two men and a woman.
According to the incident report, the victim stated that a male, identified only as “Frank,” and an unknown female approached his residence to sell him a refrigerator. “Frank” and the woman began fighting and “Frank” ran from the area. The woman returned to the complainant’s home later attempting to locate “Frank.” When the complainant stated he didn’t know the man, the woman threatened him.
Prior to the Bartow deputy’s arrival, an unknown male arrived at the residence asking what was given to the pair. After the complainant stated he did not know the pair, the man pulled a knife and began trying to attack the homeowner.
Two other men and a woman joined the fight against the complainant, causing him to defend himself by holding a barstool to maintain a distance between himself and the attackers. The complainant was struck on his head and arms by a baseball bat that one of the men had in his possession.
After the complainant gained safety back inside his home, he reported hearing one of the men say they would be back to kill him. No identities have been confirmed for the attackers.