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Lightning Sparks Fires Across the Metro

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Lightning Sparks Fires Across the Metro

By Ashlee Pitzl. CREATED Jun 20, 2014

 Omaha, Neb. (KMTV) - A thunderstorm warning with lightning and flash flooding sparked fires across the metro.

KMTV Action 3 News Reporter Lindsey Theis was live during our 10pm newscast in the area of 54th and Hascall, where lightning struck a tree outside a home. It hit a gas line, and MUD was called to the home to shut off the gas supply. Crews were letting the fire burn out on its own.

Lindsey and her reporter stayed in the car and shot video through the windshield, because the lightning made it too dangerous for them to be outside.