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Investigators confirm lightning sparked Fishers house fire

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — A house fire in Fishers was sparked by lightning, Fishers Fire Department investigators confirmed Monday.

A bolt of lightning struck the home at 5:36 p.m. Saturday, investigators confirmed with the help of Strikenet.com.

Since no one was home at the time, the fire burned for about 20 minutes before firefighters were alerted. A crew on its way to a different call spotted heavy smoke coming from the large house.

Between 5:36 p.m. and 7 p.m., 27 lightning strikes were recorded within a mile of the home.

Thirty-one firefighters responded to the fire. It took about an hour to get it under control.

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One firefighter was slightly injured.

The lightning that struck the home was measured at 23.1 kA.

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