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Lightning Strike Causes House Fire

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Lightning hit a house, sparking a fire in Schuylkill County Wednesday afternoon.

Fire crews said around 4:30 p.m. lightning struck the back of the roof, starting a fire on the third floor of a home on St. Peter Street in Schuylkill Haven.

A couple home at the time got out safely. Officials said one firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion.

Firefighters said the home has smoke and water damage after the fire.


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