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House Fire Started By Lightning

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2011

A lightning strike started a home’s attic on fire in Ottawa.

Ottawa firefighters responded to smoke coming from the roof of Karl Lengfelder’s south side home Sunday morning.  Officials say lightning put a hole through the roof but they were able to contain the fire to the attic.

No one was hurt.  An estimated 75 hundred dollars in damage was done to the building with contents loss estimated at 500 dollars.

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