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LAKELAND, Tenn. --The Shelby County Fire Department says one person was killed in a house fire sparked by lightning.

Nancy Allen worked here at WREG as a Production Graphics Operator for 30 years.

Allen’s husband Bobby also works at the station.

Fire officials say it appears she tried to get out, but the fire engulfed the home.

Firefighters responded in six minutes and say some damage was caused to other homes.

WREG’s Luke Jones is at the scene and we’ll update you as we receive more info.