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Video: Fox Bros. BBQ storm damage

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  • Storm damage at Fox Bros. BBQ
    

ATLANTA -- Strong thunderstorms popped up around Metro Atlanta Thursday evening, leaving some damage in their wake.

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According to reports from Fayette County, eight people went to a local hospital after lightning struck the backyard table where they were sitting. The family's injuries were non-life-threatening. 

This strike happened on the 400 block of Hilo Road in Fayetteville. The lightning also caused a small electrical fire in a room but the home didn't sustain any serious damage. 

In Atlanta, a tree crashed through the roof of Fox Brothers BBQ in Candler Park. Diners managed to get out of the way in time to avoid injury. The restaurant will be closed Friday for clean up.

Trees were also reported down on Moreland Avenue at Arkwright Place, on Hosea Williams Drive, NE, on Euclid Avenue and on Highland Avenue.

Power lines were reported down on Saint Charles Avenue and on Wade Street in northeast Atlanta.

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