Lightning Sparks Cedar Falls House Fire

Lightning Strikes Above Home

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(Cedar Falls, IA) -- The Public Safety department in Cedar Falls is blaming lightning for a Sunday house fire.

First responders arrived at the home in the 1100 block of Carriage Lane Sunday afternoon. The department says lightning hit a tree in the backyard and sparked the fire next to the home's air conditioning unit.

No injuries were reported with the fire and the home suffered minor damage according to the city.

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