RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — As tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout central North Carolina Monday afternoon, widespread damage was reported.

In Durham, significant damage was reported with downed trees and power lines throughout Durham County.

Emergency management officials in Durham County also said there were several fires, a roof collapse when a tree fell on a home and blocked roads. Along Ellerbee Street in Durham, a large tree fell on a home.

In Chapel Hill, a large tree was down on a home along Hamilton Road, which is just east of Fordham Boulevard and just north of N.C. 54. No injuries were reported in Chapel Hill, according to town officials.

Initial 911 calls reported a lightning strike sparked an apartment building fire around 4:10 p.m. in Chapel Hill in the 600 block of Perkins Drive, Chapel Hill officials said. Four of nine units in the building are uninhabitable. Of those four units, seven residents are displaced.

An apartment building fire in Chapel Hill. Photo from Chapel Hill Fire Department.

At 4 p.m. firefighters extinguished a small fire in the basement of a home in the 100 block of Cynthia Drive.

No one was injured in either fire and the cause of each fire is under investigation.

In southeast Raleigh, trees and powerlines were down and roads were blocked near the intersection of Carlisle and Greenwich streets. Also in Wake County, trees were down on power equipment off Carpenter Pond Road near Boyce Mill Road, the National Weather Service reported.

In Johnston County, trees were down on powerlines about 3 miles north-northeast of Clayton, the weather service said.

There was a tree down on a house on East Lindale Drive in Robbins and several other trees were down in the Robbins area, according to the National Weather Service.

In Lee County, trees were down and powerlines were downed by high winds, according to the National Weather Service.

A tree was down at the intersection of McIver and 7th streets in Sanford. A tree was also down at the intersection of Carthage Street and Carbonton Road, the weather service said.

Trees and powerlines were blown down on Deep River Road about 4 miles west-southwest of Moncure.

There were more than 8,000 power outages in Durham County as of 5:30 p.m. but by 11 p.m. that number was down to about 2,000. In Wake County, there were more than 4,000 power outages but by late Monday night, the outages were under 1,000, according to Duke Energy.

About 1,000 outages were reported in Johnston County as of 5:30 p.m. All but a handful of outages were still reported by 11 p.m.

There were more than 2,500 customers without power in Lee and Chatham counties, according to the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management. By late Monday night, there were about 600 customers without power in both counties.

The Seven Lakes area Monday afternoon. Photo contributed to CBS 17