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Lightning causes house fire in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - A house in West Frankfort was struck by lightning early Monday morning.

The West Frankfort Fire Chief says lightning struck a home along Avery Road around 3:20 a.m.

It hit a bedroom, damaged a closet and caused severe smoke damage to the attic.

A husband and wife were home at the time. A firefighter was taken to the hospital for overheating as a precaution and has since been released.

Crews were on scene until about 6:30 a.m.

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