Lightning strike causes Gravenhurst house fire
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Lightning has struck a house and caused a fire in Gravenhurst.
It was just after 1:00am when Stations 1 and 2 from the Gravenhurst Fire Department responded to a fire call on Fleming Drive in the Kilworthy Drive area of south Gravenhurst.
When crews arrived it was determined there was a fire in the walls.
A nearby resident told MyMuskokaNow.com that there wasn’t much of a storm going when a lightning strike followed by a massive thunderclap “shook the house.”
A total of one pump truck, one rescue unit and three tanker units were on hand.
The fire was deemed officially knocked down around 4:30am this morning.
There were no injuries reported and there is no word yet on a damage estimate.