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Lightning strike leads to house fire in Horry County

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County firefighters are responding to a structure fire Friday afternoon that was caused by a lightning strike, according to Horry County Fire Rescue Capt. John Fowler.

The call came in around 3:45 p.m., for the residence at 256 Wateree River Road.

According to HCFR fire officials on the scene, there were people inside the home at the time of the lightning strike. No injuries were reported.

A truss on the home's roof was burning a little, but there was no inferno, according to the HCFR. The fire was extinguished quickly.

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