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Lightning strike burns hole in child's playpen

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A lightning strike damages a cottage, hitting the playpen of a 1-year-old. (Source: CTV Network/CNN) A lightning strike damages a cottage, hitting the playpen of a 1-year-old. (Source: CTV Network/CNN)

SOUTH HARBOUR, NOVA SCOTIA (CTV NETWORK/CNN) – A Canadian family got quite a scare when lightning struck their summer cottage in Nova Scotia.

The strike left scorch marks along the wall and blew out wiring.

Jeff and Jessica Cormier says it even left a hole in their 1-year-old son’s playpen.

"I walked in the room, and the first thing that hit me was the smell of burnt plastic. And a haze of smoke was filling the room,” Jessica Cormier said. “I just grabbed the baby, and yelled out 'fire!' And then ran and got the kids and everyone out of the house."

No one was injured in the lightning strike.

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