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House Catches Fire in Chester County; Lightning Appears to be Cause

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    Lightning Strike Sparks Fire in Chester County Homes

    Six people had to run from their Phoenixville homes after lightning strikes sparked a fire. NBC10's Doug Shimell reports a Good Samaritan helped rescue residents. (Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015)

    A lightning strike appears to be cause of a house fire in Chester County Wednesday morning.

    Official reported the cause of the fire as "natural - appears to be lightning" that struck a home in the 200 block of Dayton Street in Phoenixville about 5:30 a.m.

    When firefighters arrived, they encountered heavy smoke and flames billowing from the second and third floors of a twin home.

    Firefighters were able to place the fire under control before 6:30 a.m.

    Lightning May Have Caused House Fire

    [PHI] Lightning May Have Caused House Fire
    Fire officials believe Wednesday morning's lightning may have sparked a house fire in Phoenixville.
    (Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015)

    Fire officials said six occupants of the residence were able to get out safely.

    The fire remains under investigation.