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.

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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