Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lightning-Sparked Fire Destroys Firefighter's Home

Memphis firefighter loses home to lightning-sparked fire

A severe thunderstorm moved through the Memphis area on this day.  Downed trees, power outages, and flash flooding were some of the results.  So was this house fire, which was sparked by a lightning strike.  We got on the scene well after the fire was out.  I spoke with a woman who grew up in the house.  Her family still lived there.  She mentioned during the interview that her brother was a firefighter.  He was home at the time the fire started.. But was powerless.  You'll notice the microwave signal breaks up during my live intro.  It's a reminder of how we're reliant on properly-working equipment.

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