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Lightning strike starts fire in Olive Branch


A lightning strike started a fire and rattled the nerves of an Olive Branch family Sunday evening.

It happened at a home off of Route 3 around 7:30 p.m.

According to the Horseshoe Lake Fire Chief Josh Mckee, a lightning bolt broke out a window of the home and caught a chair on fire.

Fire crews responded immediately and put out the flames.

We're told the broken window and chair are the only damages.

The chief tells us they responded to a second lightning strike in a rural area of Olive Branch, but didn't find any other damage.

This was the seventh fire for Horseshoe Lake crews within three days.

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