Lightning Strikes in Arkansas: 1,755 Strikes in 2 Hours on Saturday, Damaging Homes in Little Rock (Photos)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Arkansas was hit hard by lightning on August 10, sparking fires and splintering trees in Little Rock, the state’s capital, where at one point almost 200 strikes happened in 10 minutes.

A fire started at a house in the Twin Lakes area of the city, near Baptist Hospital, leaving the kitchen burnt and in a mess and the smoke alarm melted. 

A vacant home on Pleasant Forest Drive burned down after lightning started a fire there, and an oak tree on Kanis Road was splintered so intensely that bark from the tree was thrown all the way across Kanis, reported Arkansas Matters

All in all, 1,755 lightning strikes happened between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.