Lightning strikes Raleigh home, sparks fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lightning strikes Raleigh home, sparks fire

Home struck by lightening (Source: WMC Action News 5) Home struck by lightening (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Raleigh family is staying with loved ones after lightning hit their house.

Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, a strong storm moved through the family's neighborhood on Pennington Gap Street.

The storm brought heavy rain and lightening. One bolt of that lightning hit a chimney and started a fire inside the house.

Memphis firefighters put out the fire, and MLGW quickly cut power to the house.

Nobody was injured, but the full extent of the damage to the house is still being assessed.

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