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Lightning sparks blaze at Edmond home

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An Okla. City firefighter at the Edmond house that caught fire after lightning struck the roof Sunday night. An Okla. City firefighter at the Edmond house that caught fire after lightning struck the roof Sunday night.
Firefighter Mike Walker said the fire department gets numerous calls from people whose houses are struck by lightning. Firefighter Mike Walker said the fire department gets numerous calls from people whose houses are struck by lightning.

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EDMOND, Okla. -- Lightning sparked a fire which damaged an Edmond home late Sunday, firefighters said.

No injuries were reported.

Lightning struck the home at 2829 NW 158 St., catching the roof on fire about 9 p.m. Sunday, firefighters said.

Firefighters battled strong winds, but quickly extinguishing the flames.

"It's more common than you think," said Mike Walker, of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. "We make several house fire calls a year because of lightning striking a house."

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