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As storms rumble through, lightning sparks another house fire

1 year 5 months 1 week ago June 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Tuesday, June 30 2015 June 30, 2015 10:17 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators believe lightning sparked a house fire Tuesday afternoon as storms moved through the area.

The blaze broke out shortly after a suspected bolt hit a home in the Santa Maria neighborhood, on Cape Hart. Firefighters said it took less than ten minutes to get the fire under control, which damaged the attic and caused water damage in the kitchen and living area.

Firefighters said they found a cat hiding in a closet and rescued it. There were no injuries.

Last week, summer storms were blamed for fires in Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes.
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