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Strangers Save Sleeping Woman From Burning House

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Severe thunderstorms raged during the night in Raleigh
RALEIGH — A story of nature's fury and three stranger's kindness played out overnightin northeast Raleigh.

Violent storms with hundreds of lightning strikes moved through the regionearly this morning. One of those lightning strikes apparently hit ahouse, setting the roof on fire.

Three people on their way home from a fireworks display saw the smokeand woke the homeowner from a deep sleep.

"We ran to the door, drove the car right up to the door, just sounded thehorn over and over again and started banging on the door, kept soundingthe horn, sounding the horn, sounding the horn, and then the lady finallycame out," said Luann Hall, one of the rescuers. "She had been soundasleep and she didn't know there was a fire at all."

Fire investigators believed lightning caused the fire, but also saybecause the fire spread so fast and did so much damage they willinvestigate further.

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