Lightning Causes West Knox House Fire

Knoxville (WVLT) - Lightning strikes a West Knox County home during Wednesday afternoon's storm, igniting a small fire in the attic.

Rural Metro firefighters quickly put out the fire on Dunwoody Boulevard about 4:00 p.m., no one was hurt.

Authorities say the bolt energized the house, blowing several big holes in walls near electrical outlets.

Fire officials cut off natural gas to the home after smelling a strong odor.

A utility crew is investigating for gas leaks.

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