CARROLLTON, Ga. - A field crew with the National Weather Service is expected to survey damage around a Carrollton fire station to see if damage caused to the structure was caused by a tornado. A camera was rolling as the roof was ripped off the building and trees were uprooted.
It happened around 11 a.m. along Brumbelow Road. A FOX 5 viewer sent in the shocking video, showing intense winds fiercely ripping the roof off of Fire Station 22 as debris flies across the screen just before the view of the station drops from sight.
The area was under a Tornado Warning at the time. There were widespread reports of downed trees and power outages as the storms passed through the area.
Carrollton Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden said there were three firefighters inside when the damage occurred, fortunately no one was hurt. Chief Bearden said once the firefighters inside got out, they continued working.
“They had to saw down the tree in front of the building to get out," said Carrollton Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden. "They actually answered probably 8 or 10 emergency calls once they got outside the building.”
The fire department will have to relocate to another facility while the building is repaired.