Weather Causes Damage Across Central Kentucky

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 7/18/2012 11:54 pm

Lightning struck the top of a Lexington house tonight. Setting the attic on fire.

“We heard a loud clap of thunder, and lightning right after it, and we knew somebody had probably been hit,” a neighbor said.

Only one woman was inside the house when it was struck, and she didn’t realize her house was on fire until a neighbor told her.

No one was hurt in the fire and crew were able to put it out without trouble.

Lightning did more damage too.

Thousands of people in Central Kentucky faced power outages, both in their homes and on the streets.

Tree fell and power lines were down – keeping fire crews busy all night.

“We get a lot of alarm calls at this time,” Brian Wainscott, Assistant Fire Chief, says, “Alarms just get activated at this time.”

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