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San Tan Valley home burns during monsoon storm

Authorities say a neighbor reportedly saw a lightning bolt strike the roof's home before it was engulfed in flames.
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SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — The roof of a San Tan Valley home partially collapsed Thursday night after it was reportedly struck by lightning during a monsoon storm, authorities say. 

Rural Metro Fire says firefighters were dispatched out at about 11 p.m. to a residence in the 6800 Block of Hombre Road after a neighbor reported seeing the home get struck by lightning. 

By the time firefighters arrived, the home's roof was fully engulfed in flames, causing it to partially collapse. 

The 4,000-square-foot home sustained extensive fire damage, but no injuries were reported during the fire. No one was home at the time when the fire started, Rural Metro says.

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This region of Pinal County experienced an abundance of monsoon activity Thursday night with some areas recording about half an inch of rainfall, according to the county's Flood Control District.

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