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High wind, lightning spark house fire, power outages

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Strong storms moving through Middle Tennessee kept firefighters and power crews busy Tuesday night.

In Antioch, firefighters rushed to Mallard Creek Court to battle a large house fire caused by a lightning strike. A family of five was home, but everyone got out safely.  The house is a total loss. Embers whipped up by the wind and intense heat caused minor damage to neighboring homes.   

There were hundreds of lightning strikes. Dramatic lightning video was captured by viewers like Stephen Stone, who sent in the video above. 

Strong wind blew down trees near I-24 at Haywood Lane and Keely Drive.

Stewart County Emergency Director Clint Mathis reports trees down on Highway 49 in Dover. 

In Hopkinsville, Ky., the roof peeled off the building at Black Hawk Bakery around 8:25 p.m..  Workers were inside, but no one was hurt. Firefighters believe the rest of the structure was not damaged.  

Farther north in Livingston County, Ky, a possible tornado destroyed a home, small barn and 3 vehicles on  Ralph Hardin Road. No one was injured.  Burna Fire Chief Daniel Newcomb believes a tornado touched down near the Ohio River. 

Nashville Electric reports more than 1200 homes and businesses are without power.  

CDE Lightband says more than 200 power outages have been reported. 

Middle Tennessee Electric has close to 2,000 customers without power in Rutherford County, alone.. 

 


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