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Lightning suspected as house fire cause in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Investigators are trying to determine if weather was the cause of a house fire in the Redmont Park area on Sunday. Fire officials say they are investigating lightning as a possible cause.

Fire crews were called to the home around 2:45 p.m. The home sustained extensive damage. One witness says there was a large boom, possibly tied to a lightning strike, just before the fire.

Fire officials have not released an exact cause of the fire.

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