Storms rattle Louisville area with lightning strikes, fires

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 1 at 1:21 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – At the height of the storm, thousands of people had lost power, including the Anchorage Police Department.

Lightning strikes, down trees and fire structures all over the Metro were cause by severe weather.

One home in the Highlands that was more than 100 years old is now destroyed.

Flames lit up the sky on Hill Road where witnesses saw lightning strike the top of the home.

The family was on the first floor and they eventually heard their fire alarm go off, safely getting outside.

The sight left many stunned as the flames grew, forcing more firefighters to tackle the blaze.

It was one of many calls fire crews responded to. Firefighters had to secure the area surrounding the 600 block of South Shelby Street after lightning left it unstable.

Lightning could be seen all afternoon and into the night. Several homes in the Buechel neighborhood was also hit including a home on Meadow Ridge Drive which was damaged the most.

It was a busy night for crews and luckily no one was injured. The homeowner in the Highlands says he has insurance and are thankful they were able to get out.
 

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