New Orleans home fire blamed on lightning strike from storm

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POSTED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:15pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 5:19pm

A home near New Orleans burned after an intense thunderstorm moved through the area last night, Thursday, March 22.

Witnesses believe a lightning strike is to blame for the fire.

There were no injuries.

The fire broke out before sunrise as the storm passed through the area.

An investigation continues as an exact cause has not been determined.

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