Lightning strike sparks fire at grocery store

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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:02 PM by Kristy Davis, Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Aug 6, 2012 10:02 PM

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Topics: lightning, grocery store, fire, Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE- Grocery store Hi-Nabor caught on fire Monday. Investigators believe it was struck by lightning.

"It was a loud boom, a loud noise...then we smelled smoke, like wires or something burning. It was just really nerve-racking, but we got everyone out and everybody is safe. So that's a blessing," a store worker told News2's Kristy Davis.

The fire started about 8 p.m. at the Drusilla/Jefferson location and was quickly extinguished. It appears most of the damage is to the roof, where it peaks and forms a steeple.

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