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Homeowners say lightning may have caused Gloversville house fire

Updated: Thursday, July 3 2014, 06:46 PM EDT
GLOVERSVILLE - Homeowners say a lightning strike may be to blame for a house fire in Gloversville.

Fire broke out Thursday afternoon, after severe thunderstorms passed though the area.

Witnesses in the home tell CBS6 that lightning may have struck the home at 14 Temple Street, causing a power outage.

When the power came back-on, that's when the fire started sending thick smoke down the street and engulfing the front of the home.

There were no injures. Homeowners say lightning may have caused Gloversville house fire


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