Oakland Park Home Catches Fire After Possibly Being Struck By Lightning – CBS Miami

BROWARD (CBSMiami) – An Oakland Park woman’s home was on fire after she was potentially struck by lightning during Tuesday’s storms.

“I fell across the table with my broken arm and was always scared of dying in a fire and I said please, this won’t happen,” said Tina Testaverde, who was inside. “When I opened the door, the black smoke hit me, I couldn’t find a way out.”

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Testaverde and one other person are now without a home due to the fire.

Crews fighting the flames. (CBS4)

Fortunately, the firefighters got their help quickly, and some were literally feet away on Cypress Creek Blvd. near NE 7th Avenue.

“Rescue 53 was on the way back from a phone call they happened to be here on

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South Florida was in the second round of storms and unrest on Tuesday after wind and rain on Monday.

CBS4 News had a team of photojournalists on site to capture the mayhem.

In Oakland Park near NE 6 Ave. and Prospect Rd. Severe flooding occurred and some drivers got stuck in deep water.

In Lauderhill, a tree crashed straight into a balcony on NW 56 Ave.

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