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Lightning sparks two house fires in Raleigh

Posted July 20, 2010 11:19 p.m. EDT
Updated July 21, 2010 12:02 a.m. EDT

— Fire investigators said lightning is to blame for two house fires in Raleigh Tuesday evening.

A two-story home at 5219 Coffeetree Drive caught on fire at about 6:30 p.m. Part of the roof and attic were damaged by the flames.

No one was injured.

Lightning is also thought to have caused a fire at 10408 Bedfordtown Drive in Raleigh at about 7:30 p.m. The home suffered roof and water damage.

Four people were inside the home at the time of the fire but no one was injured.