- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Officials say a Las Vegas-area home was damaged by a lightning strike and fire during an intense overnight thunderstorm, but no injuries were reported.

Henderson city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards says a woman and dog escaped the house before firefighters extinguished the fire about 4 a.m. Thursday in the Madeira Canyon community.

Firefighters reported the roof and attic were damaged, and estimated the loss at $75,000.

Police and fire officials in Las Vegas and Clark County didn’t immediately report serious incidents or injuries due to the storm.

The National Weather Service says some desert areas south and east of Las Vegas received more than an inch of rain, but there were no reports of widespread flooding.

The official weather station at McCarran International Airport logged a fraction of an inch of rain.



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