JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A light show erupted in the dark skies over the Jackson metro area Thursday afternoon, but electricity in the clouds above proved dangerous for those on the ground below.
A home in the Knightsbridge Subdivision off Hoy Road in Madison caught fire after being struck by lightning. WLBT cameras were kept out of the gated community, but neighbors told WLBT no one was injured.
Around 2:00 p.m. Richland firefighters responded to a fire at the Southwind Apartments on Lowe Circle. A lightning bolt struck the front porch of unit #4. No one was hurt. Richland Fire officials said the rain combined with the heavy wind extinguished most of the flames before firefighters arrived on scene.
The strong winds were to blame for power outages across central Mississippi. Drivers carefully navigated through intersections with traffic signals out. Entergy Mississippi reported 185 outages from the storms leaving almost 3,700 customers with out electricity. By Thursday night power to most customers had been restored.
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