Lightning strike causes house fire.

August 27, 2018

Lightning strike causes house fire.

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HART TOWNSHIP — A lightning strike from Sunday night’s thunderstorm sparked a fire that caused extensive damage to a large home at 1902 Young Road.

The home, owned by Eric Knobel, is insured, said Fire Chief Jack White of both Hart Area and Shelby-Benona departments.

The roof of the 7,000-square-foot home’s indoor pool area collapsed into the pool, said White. The home sustained smoke, heat and water damage in a downstairs rec room and the upstairs master bedroom and bathroom, he said.

“The fire got up into the attic,” White said.

Furniture in the home, including a pool table, couch and TV, were destroyed.

Firefighters from Hart Area, Shelby-Benona, Pentwater, Ferry Township, Grant Township and Walkerville responded to the blaze. They were dispatched to the scene shortly before 10 p.m., and the scene was cleared at approximately 3 a.m.

No one was injured.

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