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BALLWIN, Mo. (KSDK) – Officials believe lightning sparked a house fire in Ballwin.

The home is located at 743 Stoney Creek Drive. Metro West, West County and Valley Park Fire Departments are all responding.

Much of the St. Louis metro area was hit with severe weather Thursday evening, leading to tornado warnings and reports of hail throughout much of the region.

NewsChannel 5's Art Holliday is on the way to the scene. We'll update this story with information as it becomes available.

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