36 People Displaced After Lighning Sparks Fire at Apartment Building

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apartment fireGreenbelt, MD -- Thirty-six people were displaced after lightning struck an apartment and sparked a fire.

At 7:35pm on Tuesday, firefighters were called to an apartment fire that started on the roof when lightning struck.  Sixty-six firefighters reported to the scene.

No one was injured in the fire, but 36 people were displaced.

A man who was home at the time of the fire said he felt a boom and the power went out.  However, he didn't realize that a fire ignited until neighbors banged on his door.

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