Lightning strike may have sparked blaze at apartment building in Shenandoah
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters suspect a lightning strike during Wednesday's torrential downpour caused a massive fire at an apartment complex in Shenandoah.
The blaze was reported just after 8:30 p.m. at Summer Glenn Aparments on MacBeth Drive, located off Jones Creek. The St. George Fire Department was called to the scene.
One resident tells WBRZ he was inside the building at the time it was struck by lightning, and fled the complex when he smelled smoke.
All tenants were able to evacuate without injuries. Four families have been displaced for the night.
A spokesperson with the fire department said it took nearly an hour to get the blaze under control.
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