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Mon June 4, 2012
Tulsa Officials Suspect Lightning in House Fire
Tulsa officials suspect lightning in house fire
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a lightning strike caused a house fire in east Tulsa early Monday morning.
The fire happened at about 1:45 a.m. It wasn't clear whether anyone was inside the house at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.
Tulsa firefighters say power lines had been ripped from the home — possibly from an explosion caused by a lightning strike.
Severe weather knocked out electricity to thousands of customers in the Tulsa area on Monday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of northeastern Oklahoma on Monday as the storms dumped up to 6 inches of rain in some areas.
Information from: KOTV-TV, http://www.newson6.com
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