Thunder and Lightning Storm Causes Outages, Fires

Wild thunder rumbled and vivid lightning lit up the skies in Connecticut early Tuesday morning, sparking some fires and causing power outages.

The Burlington fire marshal is investigating whether the storm played a factor in a fire that destroyed a barn and a 1999 Porsche on Punch Brook Drive.

A stove fire on Tuesday morning that caused minor damage at 24 Rossi Road in Torrington might have been related to the storm, officials said.

Lightning also struck a chimney at 52 Deepwood Drive in Madison Tuesday morning, but didn't cause much damage. Fire crews responded, but cleared the scene quickly.

There were hundreds of outages on Tuesday morning, including to 512 United Illuminating customers in East Haven and 100 in Manchester, but much of the power has been restored.

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