Monticello: Person struck by lightning, trees down, fire burning

    11:50 PM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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    MONTICELLO, Ark. (KTHV) - The Monticello area seems to have sustained the most damage in Central Arkansas from Tuesday's storms. In addition to trees down and power outages, the Drew County Sheriff's Office said a person was hit by lightning.

    The dispatcher said a person was struck around 8:57 p.m., but they were not aware of the person's age. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but the person has checked out fine with medical professionals.

    Other damage in the Monticello area includes:

    - Trees down in multiple areas some fell on top of cars

    - Fires in several areas around the city

    - Lightning struck a house, which started a forest fire

    The forest fire was burning along Old Troy Road in Monticello. A spokesperson for the University of Arkansas at Monticello said a barn on the campus blew away. It's not known what was inside the barn at the time.

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