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July 9, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Lightning strikes cause 2 house fires in Selah, Yakima County

The Associated Press

YAKIMA — A thunderstorm that rolled into Washington state on Sunday has left two burnt houses in the Yakima Valley.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that firefighters say lightning caused two house fires in Selah.

Strong winds also downed power lines, caused pole fires and power outages in the Yakima Valley where temperatures reached 104 degrees on Sunday, breaking a high of 100 degrees recorded in 1985.

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