Rusk County (KYTX) -- Storm activity left its mark on parts of Deep East Texas. Reports ranged from power outages to downed trees, and a lightning strike that caught a gas line on fire.
"It was loud, just about knocked me out of bed. Sounded like an explosion," Jack Pace, who lives in a home where the fire happened in Rusk County, said.
"It had about 20-foot flame coming out of it," Pace said.
Since it was 3:30 a.m. Monday, he chose to stay inside his home and just make sure the fire didn't get too close.
"Electricity was out in this area also," Wheat said.