Storms Cause Damage in Collin County

Lightning strikes, damaging wind,

By Ray Villeda
|  Wednesday, May 30, 2012  |  Updated 7:23 PM CDT
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Wednesday's storms have caused at least three lightning-related fires in Collin County, according to the fire marshal's office.

Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News

Wednesday's storms have caused at least three lightning-related fires in Collin County, according to the fire marshal's office.

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Tuesday's storms caused at least three lightning-related fires in Collin County, according to the fire marshal's office.

The Frisco Fire Department responded to a house fire on Botanical Lane on Wednesday. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within 20 minutes. Still, the damage was bad enough to keep the family out of the home for days, some of them were home when lightning struck.

Earlier in the morning, seven miles south, people in one Plano neighborhood dealt with downed trees and ripped off sections of roofs. That's because the early morning storm caused damage for residents on Treeline Drive and Trailwest Lane.

"Water was coming in the game room and a couple of bedrooms, finally came outside and saw the extent," said homeowner Peter Landers.

When he stepped outside, he saw his tree was ripped in half and part of his fence was blown down.

On Wednesday evening, he and many of his neighbors worked quickly to make repairs needed before more storms arrive.

"We're concerned that we don't get hit twice within 24 hours," said Landers.

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