GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Amid the overnight storm barrage early Sunday morning, the gun store Top Gun Arms was reportedly struck with lightning and a nearby house was also damaged.
Fire crews from Giles and Lawrence counties responded to the scene around 3:30 a.m.
According to Ethridge Assistant Fire Chief, Todd Stewart, the man who lived at the home told firefighters he heard a pop before the fire started.
Stewart also stated that the Giles County investigators have looked into a cause for the fire, which has unofficially been determined to have been caused by a lightning strike.
No injuries were reported.
Between 15,000 and 20,000 gallons of water was used on the blaze. Stewart said that getting enough water was a big challenge.
Additional information was not released.