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Firefighters put out lightning-caused apartment fire

Posted at 10:56 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 13:57:43-04

Firefighters put out an apartment blaze caused by a lightning strike Tuesday night.

According to Anne-Marie Braswell of Golder Ranch Fire District, crews from Golder Ranch and Northwest Fire battled the fire, which started at 7 p.m. at 8851 N. Oracle Road.

Lightning struck a palm tree, which spread to the structure. Crews -- including 21 firefighters -- contained the fire to two apartments and no one was injured. The fire caused $10,000 in damage.