Lightning strike destroys Ooltewah home

Lightning strike destroys Ooltewah home

March 25th, 2012 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

A fire has destroyed an Ooltewah home

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

Friday night's thunderstorms did not produce the damage many feared, but caused scary moments for one homeowner in Ooltewah. Lighting struck a home, setting it ablaze while the family slept.

Lightning struck and started the fire around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the Seven Lakes development in Ooltewah. The homeowner says he feared a tornado was hitting because it was so loud.

"She got up and screamed and she thought actually the tornado hit the house," homeowner Kumar Gopal said.

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