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Lightning Sparks 9 Wildfires Across California

Firefighters are working to put out nine wildfires that were sparked by lightning in the northeastern corner of California as a stubborn blaze to the west in Mendocino County continues to challenge crews.

08/10/2014

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Weather Service Issues Lightning, Fire Warning For Bay Area Monday

Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.

08/10/2014

Lifeguards and paramedics attend to a person struck by lightning on Venice Beach. (CBS)

Man Dies After 14 People Struck By Lightning In Southern California

A coroner’s official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.

07/27/2014

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Lightning Strike Brings Down Power Lines At Oakland Coliseum

The O.co Coliseum in Oakland briefly lost power when it was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning, Oakland A’s and PG&E officials said.

07/22/2014

Emily Davis was struck by lightning during a storm Monday in Berkeley. (CBS)

East Bay Woman Struck By Lightning While Crossing Berkeley Street During Storm

An East Bay woman was feeling lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning during Monday’s storm.

04/01/2014

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Hail Pounds San Francisco, Ice Shuts Down Highway 1; More Thunderstorms On The Way

“It’s an extremely dicey day when we need to keep all eyes on the skies” — At least twelve storms cells moved through the Bay Area Tuesday morning, pounding commuters with hail, rain, and leaving black ice on some highways, and this is just the beginning.

04/01/2014

A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he waits to cross the street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Bracing For More Thunderstorms, Lightning

There is a strong possibility of thunderstorms—and possibly lightning—for the Bay Area Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said.

04/01/2014

A lightning strike destroyed a redwood tree in Berkeley during a powerful storm. (CBS)

Lightning Destroys Redwood Tree On Berkeley Street

Lightning destroyed a redwood tree in Berkeley during a powerful storm Monday, damaging a nearby home.

03/31/2014

Oakland International Airport after a jet was struck by lightning on approach on March 31, 2014. (CBS)

Plane Struck By Lightning On Approach To Oakland International Airport

A flight arriving in Oakland Monday afternoon was struck by lightning in its approach to the Bay Area, but was undamaged and no one onboard was injured, an airline spokeswoman said.

03/31/2014

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Lightning Strike Blows Out Home’s Windows In Sausalito, PG&E Reports Outages

Lightning struck a tree and a home in Sausalito during Monday’s afternoon thunderstorm, blowing out the homes windows, though no one was injured.

03/31/2014

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