WATCH: Lightning strikes throughout Edmonton

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EDMONTON – Lightning strikes filled the skies over Edmonton and surrounding areas Wednesday night, creating quite the light show, particularly for some downtown residents.

One Edmontonian, who lives on the 18th floor of a building in the area of 101 Avenue and 104 Street, captured video of lightning starting a fire northwest of his building.

The summer storm crossed through the Capital Region, bringing with it lots of lightning and some small hail. According to Global Meteorologist Richard Ozero, the worst of the storm had passed by about 9:30 p.m.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded to repair at least three downed power lines along 129 Avenue, between 112 and 118 Streets.

EFRS spokesperson Laura Ruddock says between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night, fire crews received 36 weather-related calls, including 12 for reported lightning strikes.

Ruddock says a house in the area of 157 Street and 103 Avenue caught fire after it was hit by lightning; the fire was contained within one hour.

A garage in the area of 107 Avenue and 126 Street was also hit by lightning, Ruddock said.

EPCOR crews were called to a few power outages, one of which the company confirms was caused by a lightning strike.

Bev van der Bij with ENV Photography captures a photo of a couple in Edmonton during a summer storm Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning in Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Storm rolls through Stony Plain Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning in north Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning in north Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning in Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning strikes in west Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning strikes downtown Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning strikes downtown Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning strikes downtown Edmonton Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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Lightning strikes in Edmonton’s Castle Downs neighbourhood Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

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