When you open a garage door, you’re letting in dust, too
By NICOLE GILLIAMBERG”You can see the house is on fire, but you can’t see the fire,” said David B. Johnson, a retired fire official who lives in the house where the alarm went off.
Johnson was working in the yard of the home where he works.
He said the alarm sounded after the garage door was opened, but it sounded like it was going to fall over.
He said when he walked outside he saw the front door was burning, and that he thought, ‘OK, I guess it’s OK now.’
Johnson said he was surprised by the extent of the damage.
“You don’t see a lot of fire, especially on the side of a house like this,” he said.
“It was just a lot.
It was a lot.”
Johnson said firefighters from other departments were called to the house, which is a four-story building in a neighborhood with some of the city’s poorest residents.
He didn’t know if the homeowner had insurance.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for parts of Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia, with winds of 65 mph.
The storm was moving toward the Georgia coast, which was not affected by the tornado.