Lightning Strikes Wentzville Home, Sparks Fire

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WENTZVILLE, MISSOURI ( KPLR ) Firefighters suspect a lightning strike is to blame for a fire in Wentzville Saturday night.A heavy storm brought welcome relief to parched farm fields and browning lawn Saturday.  But it brought intense lightning that is being  blamed for several damaging fires.

Many people in the Providence Meadow neighborhood knew something powerful had happened. In the middle of an intense storm what seemed like an explosion shook homes in the 2700 block of Providence Ridge Drive just before midnight.

At this point there are no  reports of injures and the fire remains under investigation.