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Lightning from overnight storms suspected cause of 3 house fires in Frisco

Damaging winds of 70 mph or stronger were the main severe threat as a line of storms moved through the area overnight.

DALLAS — This story was updated at 1 p.m. Wednesday with details of three house fires in Frisco.

Frisco investigators believe lightning is the cause of three house fires that occurred in less than a two-hour period Tuesday night.

Officials with Frisco Fire Department say the first fire occurred at 10:54 p.m. near the 11000 block of Mesa Verde Drive.

Firefighters were able to contain the two-story house fire about 15 minutes later and the residents were able to evacuate before crews arrived, officials say.

The second house fire was reported at 11:09 p.m. near the 600 block of Triple Bar Road. Crews say the roof of this two-story home was on fire when they arrived. There were able to contain the flames around 12:02 a.m.

Around 12:11 a.m. a third house-fire was called in. This time, smoke could be seen coming from the attic of a single-story home near the 8000 block of Cain River Drive. The blaze was contained around 12:36 a.m., officials say. 

Frisco fire officials say no firefighters or residents were injured during any of the three incidents.

Read on for how this storm is affecting the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Power outages

More than 9,000 Oncor customers are still without power Wednesday afternoon after severe weather swept across North Texas overnight. There were more than 400 active outages as of 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Oncor.

A line of thunderstorms began moving across North Texas on Tuesday night and continued through the region, traveling north to south early Wednesday morning. 

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for many parts of North Texas. A warning was in place for most of the D-FW area until 11:45 p.m. Tuesday as the line moved southeast around 30 to 40 mph.   

Damaging winds of 70 mph or stronger were the main severe threat as the line of storms moved through.

Check the power outage map here 

Storm damage

In Garland, the wind knocked down one viewer's carport:

In Frisco, trees and other debris appear to have damaged some homes:

In Johnson County, high winds knocked over a semi trailer and the bay doors were ripped off of the county's Precinct 1 barns, according to the emergency management team.  

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Photos/videos from around Dallas-Fort Worth 

Many viewers have sent us photos and videos of the storm coming through their area. If you have a good photo, please send it to us at news8@wfaa.com or tag #wfaaweather on social (and stay safe, please!).

WFAA Digital Producer Jennifer Prohov contributed to this report.

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