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Weekend Bluffton house fire caused by lightning strike, tree

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

A cause has been identified in the fire that ravaged a home on Okatie Road in Bluffton over the weekend.

A lightning strike ignited a branch that was near the home, causing the home to catch fire.

Roughly 50 percent of the home was destroyed in the fire, and the family's 14-year-old dog was killed in the blaze.

The family was not home at the time of the fire.

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