LAFAYETTE, La (AP) – Tennis player Chanda Rubin's home burned during an intense thunderstorm and lightning was a likely cause, Lafayette fire officials said Thursday. The 1990's tennis star was the only person in the house and got out safely after alarms alerted her to the fire shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, fire department spokesman Alton Trahan said Thursday. He said lightning was particularly intense in Rubin's neighborhood and may have touched off the fire, which started in the attic. "It's pretty much totaled” Trahan said. "The first floor is probably the only portion of the home she'll be able to salvage some of the contents. Numerous calls from the alarm system, Rubin and neighbors came within a few minutes of each other, starting at 9:07 p.m., Assistant Chief Jerry Delhomme said.
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