Mike Smith, right, assistant fire chief with the Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department, gives directions at The Hills Above PK after a lightning strike started a fire. Two homes were threatened, both were saved. Palo Pinto County Fire Marshal Buddy Harwell said about nine acres were burned. (Mark Engebretson)
Storms rolled through Palo Pinto County late last week with some areas receiving up to 2 inches of rain - other locations, not a drop.
Some locations around Graford recorded .8 inches with some areas just west of town recording 2 inches as did some around Palo Pinto.
At Possum Kingdom Lake, there were a few drops here and there. But Friday was a day for lightning strikes, with a fire reported at the Hills Above PK and another, smaller, blaze at The Cliffs. Volunteer fire departments were able to contain the blazes and save two home at The Hills.
Graford, Lone Camp and Palo Pinto VFDs also responded to the fire at The Hills.
Wednesday, it was rain that moved through with the East Side getting an unofficial .3 in the gauge.
Mike Smith, right, assistant fire chief with the Possum Kingdom East Volunteer Fire Department, gives directions to volunteer firefighter Tina Ulbrich at The Hills Above PK after a lightning strike started a fire.