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04/20/06

Lightning Damages Home

During yesterday's storms, lightning struck a house in Chatham County, setting off a fire. Southside fire and EMS responded around 4pm yesterday afternoon on Berwick Lakes. They quickly put out the fire in the rear of the house. The lightning knocked a hole in the siding and insulation.

Firefighters say the house suffered minor damage, in part thanks to some neighbors who used their garden hoses to douse the flames before they arrived.

The family had to find a place to stay while inspectors checked the electrical wiring.

Reported by: Jamie Ertle, jertle@wtoc.com

 

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