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Lightning strike causes East Ridge house fire

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EAST RIDGE, TN. (WRCB)-- A lightning strike caused an East Ridge home to go up in flames.

The call came in from the home on Missionare Avenue just before 7:00 am.

Fire officials say crews arrived to a home with heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof.

Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading and protect the family's belongings.

Investigators say a lightning strike is responsible for the blaze.

Thankfully, no one was injured and damage was estimated at $75,000.

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