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Lightning Strike Causes Building Fire In Knoxville

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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The KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team was called into action last night. At approximately 8:20 the National Weather Service announced a severe thunderstorm warning for Marion county.

High winds in excess of 60 miles per hour along with lighting strikes were the biggest threat, causing a power outage and downed limbs in the Knoxville area and also a structure fire at a former church building in Knoxville.

The storm finally moved through the area at 9:30.