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      Lightning ignites fire, destroying home

      Fire caused by lightning strike in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin

      Firefighters in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin responded to a house fire on Thursday morning that was caused by a lightning strike.

      Officials say they received a call at around 8 a.m. regarding a house fire. A neighbor reported that lightning struck a tree next to the home, and the fire spread.

      The owners were not home at the time of the fire. The house is a total loss, according to firefighters.