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Jul 9, 2012 4:59 AM

Storms Leave Damage In Their Wake

Another round of storms rolled through Kentucky Sunday afternoon and into the evening, bringing some much needed rain, but also causing some damage.

At one point, about 15,000 people in Lexington were without power and strong winds took down some tree limbs.

Lightning started a fire in Fleming County. Zona Shelley has owned Shelley's General Merchandise on HWY-211 for 60 years and lives in an attached home. She says she heard a loud boom around 8 p.m. and then smelled smoke.

"We smelled the smoke, but had no idea where it was coming from. Herman came back inside and said flames were shooting out the vent in the attic," she said "We're fortunate we were home at the time, or we could have lost everything."

Shelley says a family member used a garden hose to keep the fire from spreading until firefighters arrived. The blaze cause some damage in the home, but the store was not damaged.

High winds knocked down a gazebo in Pulaski County and snapped tree limbs. Dispatchers say several outbuildings sustained damage and a tree fell into a home.

Officials have not reported any injuries.

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