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UPDATE: Lightning likely cause of house fire


The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a house fire likely caused by lightning on Elder Mountain Road in Chattanooga Monday night.

Officials say they were initially told there were two fires in the area of Lookout Lake Road, but when they arrived firefighters reported one fire on 3380 Elder Mountain Road.

Crews reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the second story.

Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control quickly, saving most of the home.

The homeowner says the family heard and felt lightning strike the home right before alarms went off.

Four people live in the home. No one was injured.



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