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Lightning sparked house fire causes $30,000 in damage

June 17, 2013, Ottawa - Authorities in Ottawa say a fire likely caused by lightning hitting a house has caused about $30,000 in damage.

June 17, 2013
By The Canadian Press

Ottawa fire officials say the house on (Black Sage Crescent) in the city's south end was apparently struck by lightning on Sunday night, causing the siding to catch fire.

Crews reported open flames in the walls on the second level of the house upon arrival.

Police and paramedics were also called to the scene as well as gas and hydro officials.

All residents were reported to have escaped the home and no injuries were reported.

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Officials say there was minimal damage to the interior of the house.