Lightning Strike Causes House Fire

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A Rockford family faces a quarter of a million dollars in damage after lightning strikes their house.

Credit: MGN Online

Fire crews say the back of the home in the 5600 block of Chippendale Court was already up in flames when they got there around 5 a.m.

The fire was under control quickly. The homeowner says she woke up to the smell of smoke then called 9-1-1. No one was hurt.

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