KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Fire and utilities crews responded to a small fire along a Knoxville residential street Tuesday after an apparent lightning bolt struck a gas line, according to the Knoxville Fire Department.
KFD responded to the scene and tweeted about it around 9:50 a.m. along Iskagna Drive. Crews with the Knoxville Utilities Board also responded to the scene.
The WATE 6 Storm Team says widespread rain and rumbles were expected Tuesday morning. Some afternoon clearing with later breezy and mostly cloudy conditions are also anticipated.
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The fire was reportedly put out some moments later. No further information was yet available.
A Knoxville Utilities Board spokesperson said the lightning strike may have contributed to a small power outage in the area. The KUB outage map lists 95 customers without power as of 11:25 a.m. after the total reached 7,000 Tuesday morning.