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Lightning blows hole through roof of home in St. George

Posted at 11:25 AM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 13:32:07-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A lightning bolt blew a four foot wide hole through the roof of a St. George home on Thursday, starting a small garage fire.

By the time crews arrived, neighbors were already making progress on the fire with their garden hoses.

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Officials say the lightning strike initially started a fire in the attic, traveled down through a dryer vent, igniting a gas line.

Luckily no one was hurt an firefighters were able to tarp off the hole to keep out the rain.

Information courtesy: St. George News