EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Fire Department crews spent Thursday morning battling a fire in Far East El Paso, allegedly started by a lightning strike.
EPFD officials say the blaze broke out shortly before 3:30 a.m. along 3500 block of Tierra Lorena Drive.
As Crews quickly arrived, witnesses shared that lightning struck a pole and then ignited a gas line. Members from EPFD’s Battalion 6 battled the blaze, providing support for Texas Gas Crews worked to repair the line.
EPFD officials add that no injuries were reported as a result of the fire or the lightning strike.