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Lightning may be cause of Pontotoc County house fire

A homeowner believes lightning sparked a blaze at a Pontotoc County home.

Posted: Jun. 22, 2018 11:26 AM
Updated: Jun. 22, 2018 3:37 PM

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A homeowner believes lightning sparked a blaze at a Pontotoc County home. 

The house fire happened on Reeder Hill Road late Friday morning. 

Firefighters responded to extinguish the attic area. 

Ecru, Sherman and Pontotoc firefighters responded.

There were no injuries. 

"I was on dialysis when it started, but I was able to get off and we got out okay," said Mark Blankenship.

WTVA's Kayla Thompson is on the scene gathering more information. 

 

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