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Lightning strike blamed for Hanover fire

HANOVER - Fire officials say a lightning strike started a house fire at 8 Wren Lane on Saturday night.

Hanover Fire Capt. Jeremy Thibeault said the fire started shortly before 6 p.m. The residents were home at the time and after a lightning flash, 'The house filled with smoke pretty quickly,' he said.

Thibeault said the fire was brought under control within a half-hour and damage was confined to the dining room. He said the lightning apparently hit the air conditioner condenser and traveled into the home.

The family is staying elsewhere temporarily, he said.

Thibeault said it was a very brief thunderstorm. 'I only heard one clap of thunder at my house,' he said.

Two dozen firefighters from Hanover, Lebanon and Hartford, Vt., responded to fight the fire, and Lyme and Norwich, Vt., provided station coverage.


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