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Stamford House Fire Believed To Be Caused By Lightning

A fire in Stamford early Tuesday is believed to have been caused by lightning, according to the Stamford Advocate.
A fire in Stamford early Tuesday is believed to have been caused by lightning, according to the Stamford Advocate. Photo Credit: Wikimedia

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Lightning is believed to be the cause of a fire early Tuesday in a North Stamford home's attic, a fire spokesperson told the Stamford Advocate.

Thunder crashed, the power went out, and there was a smell of smoke which woke up the occupants at 317 Thornridge Drive, who alerted authorities at 4:19 a.m., the Stamford Advocate reported.

Smoke detectors then went off, said the Stamford Advocate.

When fire personnel responded to the home it had "heavy smoke" coming from attic spaces, with fire in the attic above the garage and family room, fire officials told the Stamford Advocate.

Fire personnel got control of the blaze at 4:48 a.m., said the Stamford Advocate.

There were no injuries, according to the report.

Investigators believe lightning caused the fire, said the Stamford Advocate.

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