Lightning suspected as cause of Edgewood house fire

Thousands were without power Tuesday night after a strong storm moved through the Tri-State.
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 9:13 PM EDT
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KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) - Firefighters responded Tuesday night to a fire in Edgewood immediately after a strong storm moved through the area.

The blaze ignited in a home at Dudley Road and Sanctuary Court in Edgewood sometime shortly before 8:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported, according to Kenton County Dispatch.

Firefighters are looking at lightning as a cause, but the fire remains under investigation, dispatch says.

The storm traced through a narrow path through Greater Cincinnati’s east side Tuesday night, bringing sudden rain, hail, lightning, and strong winds even as clear skies and sunsets prevailed nearby.

According to Duke Energy, around 3,000 people in the Tri-State were without power as a result.

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