TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether a lightning strike caused a house fire in east Tulsa early Monday morning.
Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the fire happened at about 1:45 a.m. It wasn't clear whether anyone was inside the house at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.
Tulsa firefighters say power lines had been ripped from the home - possibly from an explosion caused by a lightning strike.
Severe weather knocked out electricity to thousands of customers in the Tulsa area on Monday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of northeastern Oklahoma on Monday as the storms dumped up to 6 inches of rain in some areas.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.