Hail, lightning damage primary reports after storms

Lightning reportedly caused a tree limb to crush this vehicle. (Source: Viewer)
Lightning reportedly caused a tree limb to crush this vehicle. (Source: Viewer)
A Monday night house fire in Hartselle was possibly caused by lightning. (Source: WAFF)
A Monday night house fire in Hartselle was possibly caused by lightning. (Source: WAFF)

HARTSELLE, AL (WAFF) - A storm system that moved through North Alabama Monday evening caused few major reports of damage.

Hail and dangerous lightning proved to be the major threats with the storms. Many viewers in the Haleyville area reported small pile-ups of hail, with a few reporting some dings and dents to vehicles.

Lightning strikes caused damage to a tree at a farm in Tanner. A photo sent in by a viewer showed the aftermath of the strike; with the trunk of the tree glowing with embers and flames.

A car in Ider was crushed by a fallen limb. The viewer who sent us a photo of the damage said the limb was severed by a lightning strike.

A house fire in Hartselle was possibly caused by lightning, which was frequent in the area when the call came out, according to fire officials, though they stressed the investigation is ongoing. Fire crews put out a small fire in the crawlspace of a home on the 300 block of Jarrett Road Monday night. Firefighters had to cut a hole in the floor to gain access to the area, but the house sustained no other major damage.

Viewers in several counties submitted pictures of possible funnel clouds; while a tornado warning was issued in extreme southern Cullman County during the evening, no warnings were issued for tornadoes in our immediate viewing area Monday.

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