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Lightning Causes Apartment Fire in Durham

Posted March 27, 2007

— Lightning struck an apartment complex in Durham on Tuesday night and sparked a fire, city police said.

There was no immediate information on the extent of damage.

The lightning struck about 11 p.m. as a thunder storm was moving through the area.

Meteorologists had said that conditions Tuesday night could lead to some severe storms, though few developed.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh said police and weather-spotters reported three-quarter-inch hail in Nash County around 6 p.m.

The storms came after a hot afternoon in which record high temperatures for the date were set at Raleigh, Greensboro and New Bern.


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  • x-rpd Mar 28, 2007

    it must have hit the satellite dish

  • BR549-ssdd Mar 28, 2007

    Good one Milky!!!

  • ZRex1102 Mar 28, 2007

    And on planet earth a lightning bolt struck and started an apartment fire.

  • the original Milky Mar 28, 2007

    More propaganda slanted against Durham. Now we are supposed to beleive Durham attracts lightning? From recent news stories, I'm supprised the lightning made it in and out without being shot.

  • Greekgirl Mar 28, 2007

    This a very informative story.I think I would have waited it out until I knew,where,damage and injuries.This is pitiful.

  • PrivateCitizeninRTP Mar 28, 2007

    Morreene West Apts. 700 Morreene Rd.

  • Lord Stanley Mar 28, 2007

    Just an apartment complex... no name...no location?