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Posted on: August 20, 2018

McKinney Fire Department responds to Four structure fires during storm

Lightning Fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to seven lightning calls during the severe weather that rolled through Collin County tonight. That included Four structure fires. A home in the 2900 block of Sunset Ridge was completely destroyed. The family and their pets were able to get out safely. View pictures and video.

Fire Investigators are on multiple scenes and will determine whether lightning sparked the fires.

“This is why it is so important to get out quickly when you hear that smoke alarm go off,” said Fire Marshal Mike Smith.

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About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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