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Lightning to blame for fire that destroyed home

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Lightning is believed to be responsible for a house fire off of Hogan Court in New Hanover County. The fire began just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon, just as a line of strong storms moved through the area. Full story...
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Funnel clouds spotted, home catches fire from lightning in Pender Co. during Hurricane Arthur

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Pender County Emergency officials say there were no reports of significant damage when Hurricane Arthur swept through the area, despite a tornado touching down and a lightning strike sparking flames at a home there. Full story...
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Fire investigators: Lightning strike sparked fire at Southport home

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Fire investigators say a lightning strike hit a Southport home early this morning, sparking flames that eventually destroyed the house. Full story...
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Man struck by lightning and survives

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video A man visiting Surf City with his wife was struck by lightning on Monday. Police say Demitri Khorokhorimn actually died, but the quick response of strangers, helped bring him back to life. Full story...
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Lightning sparks fire in New Hanover County home

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videoWhile most of you may have enjoyed a sunny day on this Labor Day, a stray thunderstorm left one new hanover county home on fire. Full story...
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House hit by lightning, fire crew on scene

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A house was struck by lightning and caught fire on Pitch Pine Court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fisherman killed by lightning on NE Cape Fear River

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video He was known by his friends as "The Catfish King of the Northeast Cape Fear River." Sunday, Timothy "Timbo" Godwin died doing what he loved. Full story...
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Lightning strikes home on Bald Head Island

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videoA community is in shock after lightning strikes a home and causes it to catch fire. Full story...
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Thunderstorm catches reporter off guard

One of the hazards of being a TV news reporter is having to do your job in all sorts of conditions. WWAY NewsChannel 3's Cliff Pyron found that out the hard way Tuesday. Cliff and his photographer were caught in a thunderstorm in Shallotte. They managed to avoid the rain, but while focusing on shooting a stand-up, Cliff was caught off guard by something he did not expect.

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Lightning sparks house fires in Oak Island

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video Lightning is to blame for three house fires last night in Oak Island. One vacation home, valued at nearly $1 million, is considered a total loss. Full story...
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