Tank Battery Fire Sparked by Lightning

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Daniel Holley

A fire at a natural gas tank battery along Long Branch Drive south of  Farm-to-Market Road 2264 in Rhome is believed to have been started by lightning Monday.

The fire was first reporter just after 4 p.m.

NBC 5 viewers and an NBC 5 Storm Tracker sent in photos that showed major damage.

Wise County dispatchers said three fire departments were called to the scene as of 5 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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