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Lightning hits Ashland home, does $80K in damage

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ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) -- Ashland authorities say lightning struck a gas meter on an Ashland home, sparking an explosion and fire that led to an estimated $80,000 worth of damage.

Fire officials say lightning struck the home late Friday, causing natural gas to ignite and sending flames up the side of the house into the attic. The blaze also burned electrical lines off a nearby power pole.

The Daily Press of Ashland says no injuries were reported.

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