Storm

Lightning causes fire, knocks out emergency communications
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Portions of Atmore’s public safety communications network were still out of order early Tuesday, damaged by a fierce thunderstorm that hit the community around 5 p.m. Friday (July 19), spewing lightning and wind that toppled trees and started a house fire. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported Monday afternoon that most of the emergency communications used by city police and firefighters had been “patched”…