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Apartment Building Catches Fire After Lightning Strike

Lightning-sparked fire on 21st Road N. (photo courtesy @ACFDPIO)Fire broke out at a small apartment building north of Rosslyn tonight, following a suspected lightning strike.

Firefighters battled flames near the roofline of the building, on the 1600 block of 21st Road N., starting around 9:00 p.m.

Smoke from the fire could be seen from several miles away.

As of 10:00 p.m. the fire had been mostly extinguished and firefighters were checking for hotspots. The residents from at least one apartment in the building are expected to be displaced by the blaze.

From Twitter:

Photo courtesy @ACFDPIO

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