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Lightning strike destroys home
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After being set ablaze by a lightning strike Wednesday, this home on Wild Honey Court in Richmond Hill was destroyed after burning for nearly an hour while crews extinguished the flames. (Crissie Elrick)

Rain showers didn’t stop fire from destroying a Richmond Hill home Wednesday afternoon after a lightning strike set the house ablaze.

Richmond Hill Fire Chief Vernon Rushing said crews responded around 4 p.m. to the fire on Wild Honey Court in the Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision.

“It started in the attic and burned the complete roof off it, and everything inside underneath that was damaged,” Rushing said.
Although one person was at home when the fire started, Rushing said no one was injured in the blaze.

Crews had the fire under control in about an hour, he added.

Read more in the July 9 edition of the News.

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