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Lightning strike causes fire in Belleville home

A house in the 700 block of Lebanon Avenue in Belleville had an attic fire after it was struck by fire early Tuesday morning.
A house in the 700 block of Lebanon Avenue in Belleville had an attic fire after it was struck by fire early Tuesday morning.

No one was injured early Tuesday morning after a house on Lebanon Avenue was struck by lighting.

According to a Twitter post by the Belleville Fire Department, firefighters responded to a residence in the 700 block of Lebanon Avenue just before 2 a.m. Tuesday. Lightning struck the roof of the residence and sparked a fire in the attic.

Those inside the house were able to safely make it out and no one was injured. The fire was quickly extinguished.

 

Belleville FD on scene and have confirmed a lightning strike to the residence. Lebanon Ave closed in both directions near the 700blk.

Posted by St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Don O’Brien: 618-239-2626, @DOBrienBND

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