Tulsa Home Catches Fire After Lightning Strike


Thursday, July 9th 2009, 11:09 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK -- Emergency crews are responding to a home that caught on fire after they say it was struck by lightning.

The fire broke out at about 9:30 Thursday morning in the 2900 block of South 74th East Avenue.

A neighbor saw the fire and called it in.

Smoke and flames were showing when Tulsa firefighters arrived. Crews say the home was struck by lightning as storms moved across the area.

Firefighters say damage to the home was limited to the attic and garage.

No one was home at the time of the fire and firefighters say the family dog was not injured. 

Lightning has also left some without power. PSO said they have 150 homes in the Tulsa Metro Area without power.

At its peak, PSO says a total of 400 homes were without electricity. The company says crews are working to get the power restored.