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Home Struck By Lightning Near Lake Red Rock

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 8:07 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Dr. Bob Leonard and Aaron Gernes

A home just south of Lake Red Rock has been struck by lightning. The Knoxville Rural Fire Department, Knoxville Fire and Rescue, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at 121 Coal Ridge Road after a report of the lightning strike came in just after 7:15 this morning. Everyone inside the home was evacuated safely. There was smoke in the home, but no visible flames. Firefighters used thermal imagery to find hot spots in the home, and ended up cutting into the home to make sure flames were extinguished.

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