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Storms cause damage throughout Rochester

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A severe storm taking place Monday evening left trees and wires down and even started a fire.

The thunderstorm raced through the area but not before leaving a trail of damage. A tree fell on top of a house on Jones Avenue.    

“I was sitting reading and I heard this huge, gigantic boom and I looked out the window and I saw that the tree had come down on my house” said homeowner, Wanda.

Over on Glide Street, there was more tree damage with a 50-year old pine falling between two neighbors backyards.

But that wasn’t the only damage on the street. Louise Nunn was alerted by her daughter that a large tree was blocking traffic in front of her house.

“She looked out the door and said mom, there’s this big tree down! And I got a little shook-up” said Nunn.

10 minutes away on Burley Road, eyewitnesses claim a lightning strike started a house fire. Deputies won’t confirm that’s the case but admit it’s a possibility.                                               

“It’s kind of pointing that way. From the evidence of her reporting the boom, the issue with the circuit breaker, we’re still investigating but that’s definitely a good possibility” said Rochester Fire Department Deputy Chief, Felipe Hernandez.

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