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Lightning Strike Ignites Duluth Heights Attic, Causes 35K Damage

Updated: 07/30/2014 10:46 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 11:24 PM WDIO.com

The attic of a Duluth Heights home ignited Tuesday night after lightning struck the roof of the two-family dwelling.

Firefighters said they responded to 3955 Fountaingate Drive around 8 p.m. When they arrived, they say smoke and fire was visible.

Crews were able to access the blaze through the roof of the residence and were able to stop it from spreading to the living spaces. 

The owners escaped without injury.

Damage is estimated at $35,000. 

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