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Lightning Strike Sparks Fire that Destroys Home in Shelburne

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

SHELBURNE, VT - After a thorough inquiry the morning after, fire investigators concluded that a high intensity lightning strike early Saturday morning, June 19th, eventually led to a structure fire that fully engulfed a home.

A neighbor discovered the fire first, as the owners were not home at the time. Once a gas supply line under a covered porch connected to an outdoor grill failed, the fire expanded rapidly to the entire structure.

Multiple crews responded to extinguish the fire and prevent extension to nearby homes.

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LEE KROHNCorrespondent

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