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Storms cause power outages, mayhem
LFD Debris Cleanup
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews assist a homeowner on Park Drive in Lugoff in removing storm debris from a tree which fell on the roof of his home and a pick-up truck. The LF-R also responded to a house fire on Lachicotte Road which was apparently started by a downed power line. - photo by Provided by the LF-R
Violent thunderstorms hit Camden and Kershaw County on Thursday afternoon and evening, knocking down trees and limbs and causing widespread power outages and starting at least two fires. About 2,500 people served by the city of Camden lost power Thursday, some of them more than once, as a series of storms accompanied by high winds and intense lightning rolled through the area, City Manager Mel Pearson said. “The first storm came through around 4:30; it blew trees down and took out six circuits in our system,” Pearson said.