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8/22/06-Tyler

Lightning Strikes House, Catches Fire

Lightning Strikes an East Texas home, engulfing it in flames. It was a clear sign some pretty fierce torms came through parts of East Texas.

The Smith county fire marshal says the residents of the home on 1181 Montgomery Gardens in Tyler were inside when the fire started. They also confirm, lightning is what sparked the fire.  

 The home was engulfed in flames. Firefighters battled the blaze inside for some time, until the ceiling collapsed. The Smith county fire marshal says a 4-year-old told family members she saw a fire in the closet.

 That's when they called for help, and got out. Ten people were inside the home, no one was injured.

The fire marshal says the home was destroyed.

Posted by: Kathy Vitale, 5pm Producer, kvitale@kltv.com

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