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Storm damages 21 homes in Comanche County

LAWTON — Authorities say 21 homes in Comanche County were damaged by a summer storm that brought high winds and large hail.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 8, 2012
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LAWTON — Authorities say 21 homes in Comanche County were damaged by a summer storm that brought high winds and large hail.

The storm moved into the area Tuesday night and authorities said no one was injured. Lightning from the storm sparked a large grassfire at Fort Sill, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze.

A local newspaper reports that plumes of smoke were visible among dark storm clouds Tuesday night. The fire was stopped near the Fort Sill landfill and crews created a fire break to keep the blaze contained.

Two other grassfires flared up in the county, but authorities say firefighters were able to contain both blazes Tuesday night. Authorities don't yet know the cause of the fires.