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Lightning hits home, person in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Mass. (WHDH) - Two separate lightning strikes hit a person and a home in Lexington Wednesday morning.

The person hit was on the grounds of the Lexington Golf Club. He is reportedly conscious and alert.

A second lightning strike hit a house on Tufts Street. Fire crews have already put the fire out and searched the attic for any remaining hot spots or fire traps.

"Upon arrival, we had smoke coming out of the attic. The guys approached the attic, the fire self-vented and we hit it with lines for a knockdown," said Lexington Fire Chief John Wilson.

There were three people inside house at the time. No one was hurt, but there is some extensive damage.

One of the people inside the home described the strike as sounding like an explosion. At first, he didn't know what it was.

"When I opened the door there was fire on the stairs. We just all went outside," said Alan Jin.

The owners were doing renovations at the time. The contractor was about to start on the kitchen when the lightning hit.


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