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North Texas Storms Trigger Lightning Strikes, Several House Fires

 Thursday, July 11, 2019


Lightning strikes are the suspected cause of several house fires across North Texas Wednesday night, some area fire departments say.

Two firefighters were injured while battling a blaze just before 7 p.m. in the 720 block of Brookstone Drive in Irving, fire officials said.

Officials said the person who called 911 told them they believed the house was struck by lightning. The attic of the house was engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived. The fire was under control by 8:17 p.m., Irving fire officials said.

In Flower Mound, firefighters put out a blaze in the 4600 block of Wisdom Creek Court, officials said.