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Ottawa Mansion Hit By Lightning

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2011

Lightning damaged the Reddick Mansion in Ottawa.

Firefighters went to the mansion just before 8 o’clock Sunday morning after a lightning strike set off a fire alarm.  Several bricks came crashing down off the mansion’s chimney, damaging a window, lawn furniture and an air conditioner.

The strike also knocked down power lines.  Ameren reported over 80 customers at one point Sunday morning were without power in Ottawa.

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