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Lightning strike causes house fire in Town of Merrill

MERRILL (WAOW) - Merrill fire officials say lightning is to blame for a house fire at W5084 South Shore Drive in the town of Merrill Sunday morning.

According to a press release, smoke and fire were visible on the west side of the building. The Merrill Fire Chief  says the homeowner woke up after hearing a loud lightning strike.

The Chief says no one was hurt. He says the damage to the home is estimated at $50,000.
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