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Lightning Strike Destroys Rural Bellevue Home

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A lightning strike that hit propone tanks destroyed a home in Bellevue, Iowa. Firefighters were called to the rural home near 407th Avenue just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

First Assistant Fire Chief Tim Till tells KWQC-TV6 that the lightning hit propane tanks located on the side of the house.

"That started the structure on fire and it went from there, went throughout the structure into the attic." Till said.

The vent blew off the propane tanks and firefighters kept them cool until they quit venting. He says there is considerable charring in the first floor kitchen area and on up to the attic. The home is considered a total loss.