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Lightning strikes apartment building causing fire

The fire broke out at Boggan Estates off of McCullough Blvd

Posted: Jul 15, 2018 6:42 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2018 9:19 AM

BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment complex in Belden on Sunday.

The fire broke out at Boggan Estates off of McCullough Blvd around 4 p.m.

Fire Marshal Jason Cross said lightning struck the building causing it to catch fire.

Cross said no one was in the unit that was struck but there was severe damage. Others were evacuated from 12 units but no injuries were reported.

Firefighters worked for about 45 minutes to extinguish the fire.

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