Lightning causes house fire in Princeville

Firefighters battle a Tuesday morning fire that was caused by lightning.
Firefighters battle a Tuesday morning fire that was caused by lightning.(25 News Now)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 11:19 AM CDT
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PRINCEVILLE (25 News Now) - Lightning is to blame for an early morning house fire in Princeville.

Akron-Princeville Fire Chief Randy Haley says the call came in just before 9 AM Tuesday near the intersection of Route 91 and Streitmatter Road.

Haley says the fire was in the attic, and the damage was contained there.

Elmwood, Brimfield, Dunlap, Toulon, and Wyoming all helped fight the fire.

Everyone inside, including several cats and dogs got out safely.

One firefighter was sent to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

Damage estimates are unknown at this time.

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