Lightening strike causes building fire

Lightening strike causes building fire
Photo provided by Baker Fire Dept.

POSTED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:04pm

Baker Fire Department responded to a reported building fire Saturday around 5:30 a.m. in Baker at 4504 Groom Rd. at Roses Florist and Gift, and I H Tax Service building.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke in the building. The building was a metal and brick structure though the fire was quickly put under control the intensity of the fire caused heavy damage throughout the entire building.

The businesses were unoccupied at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.

Fire Investigators were called to the scene to assist in determining the exact cause of the fire at the time of this report fire investigators believe that the fire may have been the result of a lightning strike. Firefighters reported that at the time of this fire there was heavy thunderstorms in the area.

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