Lightning strikes ignite house fires in Prairie Grove & Alma


Lightning strikes caused house fires in both Prairie Grove and Alma.

Lightning struck a home in Prairie Grove early Wednesday morning, causing a fire.

The homeowner said she heard a loud boom, checked the breaker and went back to bed, according to police.

A short time later, smoke was noticeable. The woman and her dog were able to get out of the house while the fire was put out.

Lightning also struck a home near Alma, causing it to catch fire.

Lightning hit a home off Newberry Lane around 1 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Crawford County Department of Emergency Management.

The fire started in the kitchen and caused damage to the attic and stove ventilation system. 

No injuries were reported.

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