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Lightning strike sparks Durham house fire

Posted August 22, 2010 11:11 p.m. EDT
Updated August 23, 2010 4:27 p.m. EDT

— Lightning is to blame for a house fire that displaced a Durham couple from their home Sunday night, fire officials said Monday.

Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Dan Curia said the lightning struck the attic of a two-story house at 3723 Medford Road around 10:15 p.m.

No one was injured, but the fire caused significant damage, Curia said.

It took 29 firefighters more than three and a half hours to quash the blaze, Curia said.