Severe Storms Cause Damage Around The Bluegrass

People throughout Central Kentucky are picking up after severe storms roared through early Tuesday.

Trees, power lines and utility poles were knocked down in the storms.
The storms caused at least two structure fires in Paris and Lexington.

In Lexington, a police officer noticed a fire at a vacant apartment building on Centre Parkway. Neighbors also saw the commotion and rushed to the scene. Fire crews rushed to Centre Parkway after witnesses say lightning sparked the flames.

Witnesses say they saw constant lightning and knew lightening struck the building when they heard a boom. People living in the area say the apartment building has been empty for a while and says it's been under-going some renovations. With more than a dozen apartments, firefighters had their hands full fighting the flames.

But flames were not the only problems for countless others. Eric Rusty says he heard a crash during the storm and had a feeling something hit the house. That's when he found a 30 feet tree had fallen directly on top of a car also damaging part of the garage.

In Jessamine County, firefighters responded to numerous transformer fires. On Ash Court in Nicholasville, a tree fell onto one car and narrowly missed one other.

Also in Jessamine County, strong winds torn down tents at the Ichthus farm. The Christian music festival is scheduled to start on Thursday. Festival organizers say while it is an inconvenience, they'll be able to set the tents back up before people start arriving.

In Anderson County, a tree and power line fell onto a house on Harrodsburg Road. The people inside left the house for the night.

In Lawrenceburg, dispatchers say about half of the flag poles at the American Legion Memorial on Broadway blew down during the storm.
At least two vehicles were damaged by falling trees.

A home in Lincoln County was also damaged by a falling tree.

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