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Lightning strike starts house fire

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A lightning strike during intense storms sparked a fire at a home in Pearl Wednesday night. Units were called to 409 Patrick Farms Road around 8:15 p.m.

Pearl Police Department Capt. Brian McGairty said a lightning strike started a fire in the attic, but firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze.

The lightning strike created a hole in the roof. McGairty said heavy rains coming through that hole caused water damage to the lower level of the house.

There was also heavy smoke damage. No injuries were reported.

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