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Over 12 displaced after lightning strike in Delaware

Sunday, July 15, 2012

More than a dozen residents in Marhsallton, Delaware have been displaced following a lightning strike that sparked a fire.

It happened around 8:00 Sunday evening in the Villages of Clay Creek along Melson Drive.

Authorities believe that lightning struck the rooftop of the three-story building causing a fire.

Fire officials at the scene tell Action News that the strike also hit a water pipe which served to douse the flames.

Fire crews say the building sustained water damage as a result.

Over a dozen residents were evacuated from the building and remain displaced.

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