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Lightning strike hits Tiverton home



Photo courtesy of Tiverton Firefighters Local 1703

The weather was pretty severe on Monday and the violent weather impacted several homes, especially one in Tiverton.

According to the Tiverton Fire Department, at approximately 10:15 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm at 123 Winnisimet Drive. Upon arrival of Engine 1, the crew found smoke coming from the home. A hose line was advanced into the house where firefighters found a basement fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished.

The fire was investigated by the departments fire marshal and the physical evidence suggests a lightning strike.

No injuries were reported.

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