House Fire Sparked By Lightning

Tuesday morning's storms proved destructive for some people in Bourbon County.

Many people in Paris lost power, including Leila Atwood. She was out driving around to survey the storm damage when she spotted flames in an upstairs window of a home on Cypress Street.

Atwood parked her car and banged on the door to the home until someone answered. An elderly man and two women were inside at the time and got out of the home safely.

Firefighters say they think lightning sparked the flames

Investigators say the people had just moved into the home and had not unpacked many boxes. Those boxes may have helped fuel the fire.

It took fire crews a while to get the flames under control because the fire burned hot and fast.

There were no injuries reported.


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  • by carol Location: belvidere on Jun 25, 2008 at 02:21 PM
    I am proud to have Leila as a friend,and as for you MOM,in Paris.. By only reading the paper you don't know the whole story.So don't be so quick to bad mouth someone.
  • by MOM Location: PARIS on Jun 11, 2008 at 06:31 AM
    Why was Ms Atwood out looking at storm damage? - police and fire ask that you stay home in situations like this. Yes, the family was lucky she was out, but she could have caused more problems for our firemen and police if something was to have happened to her. Please, don't go out rubber necking and placing yourself in a dangerous situation..
  • by Mary K. Location: Lexington on Jun 10, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    Leila is a hero! I'm glad she's my friend.
  • by George Location: Kentucky on Jun 10, 2008 at 08:51 AM
    It is really great to hear about people getting involved and helping others. I like good news! Lelia Atwood is a hero!

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