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Lightning sparks Holly Springs fire

An apartment complex caught on fire after lightning apparently struck the roof Thursday, Holly Springs Fire Department officials said.

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HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — An apartment building caught on fire after lightning struck the roof Thursday, Holly Springs Fire Department officials said.

About two dozen apartments in the three-story building, located at 1535 Vine St., were evacuated. The fire was contained to that building.

Officials said lightning struck a vent on the roof of the building and traveled through the event to a third floor apartment and started a fire in the washer/dryer closet.

Crews isolated the fire quickly.

All residents were allowed back in the building around 7 p.m.

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