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BRFD: Lightning hit tree, set home on fire

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Posted: Jul 2, 2012 5:26 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jul 2, 2012 5:26 PM
Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department

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Topics: baton rouge, fire, department, lightning, tree, house, storm

BATON ROUGE - Lightning struck a tree during this afternoon's storms and traveled into a nearby home, igniting a fire according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Spokesperson Robert Combs said the home on 3021 Margebrook Drive had quite a bit of damage, but no one was home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters received the call around 4:25 p.m., and was under control at 4:45 p.m.

No firefighters were hurt putting the fire out.

IMAGE: Baton Rouge Fire Department

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