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Home destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A home was completely destroyed after it was struck by lightning and caught fire.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department says they received a call just before 9:30 a.m. of a fire in the 9300 block of Donna Drive.

The homeowner says that she was at home when she heard a loud boom. She then noticed a fire inside of the home and immediately got out of the home and called 911.

When fire fighters arrived they found the fire coming from the rear of the home. Fire fighters battled through intense flames and were able to get the fire under control just after 10 a.m.

The home received heavy fire and smoke damage and is considered to be a total loss.

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