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Lightning strike causes $30,000 in damage to Columbia home

A Columbia home had $30,000 in damage after a fire caused by lightning broke out Tuesday night .

Columbia firefighters responded to the home in the 3700 block of Aspen Heights Parkway at about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. When crews arrived, smoke was coming from the roof of the home, and they were able to get the fire under control in about 10 minutes, the Columbia Fire Department said in a press release.

This was the second fire caused by lightning in Columbia on Tuesday. Earlier in the afternoon, Columbia firefighters responded to a fire on Brackenhill Court. That fire was also caused by lightning.

No one was hurt in either fire.

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