Four fires started by lightning strikes in Frisco, McKinney

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by JOSH DAVIS

WFAA

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 7:13 PM

FRISCO - Lightning strikes started four residential fires in Frisco and McKinney Wednesday morning as severe weather rolled through the area.

In McKinney, two residential fires were reported in a neighborhood near Alma and Silverado at 11:18 a.m. A third home was also struck by lightning, but no fire was found upon inspection.

According to a release from the McKinney Fire Department, the first fire was on Loma Alta and the second was on Laughing Creek. More than 20 personnel responded to each scene. There was no word on estimated damages.

In Frisco, at 11:22 a.m. firefighters were called to the 5900 block of Aberdeen Place. That fire was controlled by 11:51 p.m. Investigators estimated damages at $350,000 for the structure, and $100,000 for the contents of the home.

Then at 11:59 a.m., Frisco firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story home in the 12000 block of Botanical Lane. That fire was contained by 1:29 p.m. and damages were estimated at $200,000 for the house and $50,000 for the contents.

No injures were reported in any of the four fires.

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