CT cleans up after storms cause wave of damage

Southwestern Connecticut is cleaning up from a series of storms yesterday that brought heavy rain, strong winds and lightning.



The storms brought down trees and some power lines across the area, causing many to scramble for cover.



In Bridgeport, firefighters say a home caught fire after being struck by a bolt of lightning.



It happened at a six-family house on Putnam Street. Firefighters say they were able to contain the blaze quickly and put it out before the flames could cause a lot of damage.


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