Fire Lieutenant Highlight Safety Precautions during Lightning Storms

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BROWNSVILLE – A Cameron County family is without a home after lightning struck causing it to burst into flames.

The electricity went out in the home when it was struck; then the flames began to slowly form.

Donsicia Velasquez says she could hear a noise through the walls.

She grabbed and managed to get her four children and grandchildren out of the house.

Luckily no one was injured.

A fire lieutenant tells CHANNEL 5 NEWS during lightning storms, people need to be prepared.

Watch the video above for the full report.


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