Lightning strikes Monroeville house
A lightning strike damaged a home in Monroeville on Wednesday morning.
The strike was reported at 8:16 a.m. at a home on Jamison Lane, a Monroeville emergency dispatcher said.
Firefighters were investigating whether the lightning bolt hit a tree near the house, traveled through the roots to a wire fence and down the fence to the house, where a window and bricks were blown out.
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