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Apparent Lightning Strike Sparks St. Michaels House Fire

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ST. MICHAELS, Md.- An apparent lightning strike during a Wednesday night storm is believed to have caused a house fire in St. Michaels, according to St. Michaels Fire Chief Phil Jones.

Fifty-eight firefighters responded to the blaze that was reported at around 11:30 p.m. at the house located on Anderby Hall Road.

Jones said a mother and her son escaped the home uninjured. The mother called 9-1-1 after seeing lightning strike the house. The chief said there was a heavy fire in the attic on the third floor. The flames spread to the crawl space under the first floor.

The fire was put out just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

The house sustained severe damage. There were no reported injuries.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

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