Thousands lose power after North Texas storms

The Associated Press

DALLAS — Emergency officials in Dallas say three people have suffered burns in an apartment fire blamed on a lightning strike during thunderstorms.

The fire was reported late Sunday night as storms packing strong winds and hail as big as golf balls rolled through the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Oncor reported nearly 7,900 homes and businesses without electricity Monday afternoon, as crews worked to restore power.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says a mother and a father, plus their 6-year-old son, were burned trying to escape the fire that destroyed a garage converted into an apartment.

Evans says all three victims were transported to a Dallas hospital. Their names and conditions weren’t immediately released.