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Lightening strike causes Annapolis June 25 fire; damages totaling over $1 million

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 13:49:53-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After investigating, Annapolis Fire Department determined that the cause of the June 25 Spa Road fire was a lightening strike.

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Crews rescued a resident on the first floor and several animals in the complex. Due to the rapid fire spread, crews were evacuated and master streams were put in place. Shortly after, crews were able to go back in and continue to extinguish the fire.

It took about an hour to get the fire under control.

A total of 83 firefighters were on scene and 37 residents were displaced. No civilians were injured, but one firefighter, with minor injuries, was taken to the local hospital for evaluation.

Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was from a lightning strike and the total cost of damage is $1.3 million.