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Lightning strike causes house fire in Phoenix

House fire caused by lightning
House fire caused by lightning(Phoenix Fire Department)
Updated: Jul. 23, 2021 at 6:25 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Lightning from the monsoon thunderstorm that hit the Valley is the cause of a house fire in Phoenix Friday morning.

Phoenix Firefighter David Ramirez says the fire happened in the attic of a home near 12th Street and Desert Cove Avenue, which is north of Peoria Avenue. Ramirez says early reports show that lightning struck the house overnight, sparking a fire in the attic.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a single story with light smoke billowing from a small fire. Crews worked quickly to locate and put out the fire, keeping the damage to a minimum. Ramirez says no one was living at the home at the time of the fire.