Strong Storms Displace Two Families

Lightning strikes cause at least two house fires Thursday evening

Strong storms passed through Montgomery County Thursday evening, resulting in numerous collisions, a motorcycle crash, wires down, and two house fires, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) spokesman Pete Piringer.

Thursday about 7:45 p.m. MCFRS responded to a report of a house fire on Lynwood Farm Court in Clarksburg following a lightning strike. MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer says about 75 firefighters quickly put out the fire. He added that the family will be displaced and there were no injuries.

About 8:45 p.m., MCFRS responded to a call for a lightning strike that resulted in a house fire on Cinnabar Court in Montgomery Village. Firefighters extinguished the fire and there were no injuries.

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