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Lightning Possible Cause of Several House Fires Overnight in Middle Tenn.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A two-alarm house fire displaces a Nashville woman, in one of three house fires overnight in Nashville.

The woman and her two cats made it out of the burning home at 4804 Sewanee Road at 1:30 a.m. Though the fire department can't confirm the cause, a lightning strike is suspected. The home is heavily damaged with half the roof gone.

At the same time, an apartment fire in south Nashville's Nashboro Village, 806 Longhunter Lane, displaced a family of four. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Red Cross assisted.

Then just before 5 a.m., multiple calls were made to 911 regarding a house fire at 6018 Deal Avenue. One person went to the hospital. No word on extent of injuries or the cause of the fire. The house received heavy damage.

A house fire also occurred in Brentwood at Forest Trail and Quiet Lane just before midnight that is being blamed on lightning. The homeowners had the fire out before firefighters arrived, according to police.

Also, a Murfreesboro house fire at 3458 Hardwood Drive is possibly caused by lightning at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Fire officials say the fire started underneath the floor of the master bedroom. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and contain the damage to that area.


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