LIGHTNING STRIKES CAUSE FIRES THROUGHOUT SOUTH JERSEY

A powerful thunderstorm that rolled over southern New Jersey during the early morning hours caused lightning strikes in several communities, including Vineland.  Authorities there say lightning hit a home located on Birch Street after 3am, which knocked out power to half the house.  There were no injuries reported.  There is a chance of heavy storms redeveloping at times today as a front moves in to bring sunny, cooler weather to the Jersey Shore.