Lightning Strikes Spark Fires Across Tarrant, Dallas, Denton Counties

Alan Scaia
July 11, 2019 - 6:32 am
Lightning strikes in the night near family houses

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FORT WORTH  (1080 KRLD) - Lightning started several house fires in North Texas Wednesday evening, sending one person to the hospital and leaving two firefighters with heat exhaustion.

In Arlington, lightning appears to have started a house fire. One person was hospitalized, but no firefighters were hurt.

Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion at a house fire in Irving. The Irving Fire Department says that fire started in the attic of the house in Las Colinas, near Northwest Highway and Riverside; crews arrived and saw flames coming from the roof.

Lightning may also have started a fire in Flower Mound. No one was hurt. Crews from Argyle, Grapevine and Lewisville joined that fight, but the house was destroyed.

House fires in Colleyville and Southlake may also have been caused by lightning.