Photos show flames gutting pickup truck in fire that may have been lightning-caused

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Lightning hits truck, ignites fire at NW Harris Co. park, deputies say
A truck fire appears to be one of the incidents that resulted from scattered thunderstorms that pushed into the Houston area.

KLEIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The scattered thunderstorms that pushed through the Houston area appear to have caused at least one incident that sent a pickup truck up in flames.

The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office posted information about lightning hitting a vehicle along with photos of a truck engulfed in the fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies and the Klein Fire Department were called to Collins Park in the 6700 block of Cypresswood Drive about the disaster.

Precinct 4 emphasized that no injuries were reported.

Still, photos show the dramatic flames overtaking the pickup's cab area, with its hood and driver-side door wide open.