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Storm causes power outage, grass fires


A Monday storm that brought 1.5 inches of rain also caused grass fires and power outages.

Homes in portions of south, east and far northwest Henrietta are  without power following a late afternoon thunderstorm Monday. The storm caused wind damage and fires in and near Henrietta and other parts of the county.

At about 6 p.m., lightning sparked two grass fires on Anderson and Old Cambridge roads east of Henrietta. Trucks from Henrietta VFD had the fires under control when heavy rains moved into the area.

A third fire caused by lighting was reported near Vashti more than hour later, while more fire were sparked in the Stanfield community and on FM 2332..

High winds blew down limbs across Henrietta. At about 8:15 p.m., a downed power line was reported on South Henrietta Street.

Heavy rains caused several minor accidents along Hwy. 287.

Henrietta received 1.5 inches of rain.

Fire fighters from four departments fought a small grass fire on Loveless Lane near Bunny Run at Lake Arrowhead Monday afternoon. The fire was not weather related.


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