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Attic fire caused by lightning strike

Photo: Austin Fire Department

Lightning from a storm cell that passed through the north part of Travis County is believed to be the cause of an attic fire in Pflugerville.

Austin and Pflugerville Fire Departments responded to a house at the 18400 block of Friendship Hill Drive, just east of Mirror Lake Park, with fire in the attic.

Firefighters knocked down the fire fairly quickly.

The Austin Fire Department tweeted that the house was struck by lightning.

No information is available on injuries or damage estimates.


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