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Lightning Strike Likely Cause of Florida House Fire

Fire rescue officials said a Brandon house fire was most likely started by a lightning strike.



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    Fire Rescue officials say a lightning strike is the likely cause of a house fire in Brandon.

    Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units responded the fire Saturday afternoon and found smoke coming from the roof of the home. A second alarm was called due to the size of the house. Fire rescue crews quickly entered to extinguish the fire and prevent further damage to the home.

    Two men and a dog were inside the home at the time, but they were not injured.

    The men told authorities they heard a loud noise and something hitting their house during a storm and minutes later they smelled smoke. They called 911 before leaving the home.

    Department of Natural Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation via AP

    Fire rescue says an investigation shows the fire was accidental and possibly caused by a lightning strike.

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