Lightning strike starts grass fire near KCBD - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lightning strike starts grass fire near KCBD

Provided by Michele Doggett Provided by Michele Doggett
Provided by Michele Doggett Provided by Michele Doggett
Provided by Michele Doggett Provided by Michele Doggett
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

High winds caused some serious damage in Lubbock Tuesday evening, including right here at KCBD.

Lightning struck near the station during our 6 p.m. newscast, knocking us off the air and causing a grass fire right outside our doors.

The building was evacuated as smoke filled the area.

Firefighters were finally able to contain the blaze around 8:15 p.m.

Everyone at the station is safe and we'll have all the details for you tonight at 10.

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