published Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Lightning strike destroys Ooltewah home

Friday night's thunderstorms did not produce the damage many feared, but caused scary moments for one homeowner in Ooltewah. Lighting struck a home, setting it ablaze while the family slept.

Lightning struck and started the fire around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the Seven Lakes development in Ooltewah. The homeowner says he feared a tornado was hitting because it was so loud.

"She got up and screamed and she thought actually the tornado hit the house," homeowner Kumar Gopal said.

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