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Iowa City fire thought to be lightning related

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

People living in an Iowa City home that caught fire on Sunday believe a lightning strike may have caused the fire.

The Iowa City Fire Department was called to 1984 Mackinaw Drive at around 1:49 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming from the home.

Crews arrived to see smoke coming from the roof. When they entered the home, they found smoke in the attic. Those living in the house told firefighters they believed lightning struck the home earlier in the day.

Battalion Chief Eric Nurnberg says 14 firefighters spent about two hours putting out the fire. Nurnberg says damage to the home is estimated at about $25,000.

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