A lightning strike split a large oak tree in half in the Buckner terrace neighborhood of East Dallas.
Some of the homeowners windows were blown out.
From the inside of his house, Alonso Guereca heard what sounded like a blast outside and glass breaking inside.
"I Didn't know what happened. I thought somebody was trying to break in because of the window shattering," said Guereca.
Pieces of the tree flew through the double-paned front windows.
Guereca says he didn't hear any rain, wind, or warning about what was about to happen.
He says he's just glad the tree didn't fall on the house.