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Lightning starts Ottumwa garage fire

Lightning starts Ottumwa garage fire/KTVO

Lightning from Wednesday’s storm started an Ottumwa garage on fire.

Just before 5 p.m. firefighters were called to the 100 block of Marianna Avenue where they found smoke and flames coming from the roof of the garage.

The fire was put out before it could spread to the house.

No one was injured, but there was significant damage done to the garage and property inside.

Authorities on the scene said lighting struck a tree behind the garage, causing the structure to catch on fire.


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