Chief: Lightning Strike Caused 2-Alarm Natick House Fire

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By Nick Barry

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NATICK – Last night, July 7, Natick firefighters extinguishes a 2-alarm house fire at 53 Algonquin Drive.

When firefighters arrived, they noticed “light smoke from the roofline,” said Natick Deputy Chief Daniel Dow.

Chief Dow said the cause of the fire was “attributed to a lightning strike.”

No firefighters were injured.

The fire was put out around 8 p.m.

No one inside the house was harmed, as the family had already self-evacuated, Chief Dow said.

The damage to the house was primarily in a “void between the second floor and the attic,” said Chief Dow.

The total estimated cost of the damage is currently unknown.

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Nicholas “Nick” Barry is a student at Westfield State University but lives in Framingham. Nick is an English Major that is focusing on writing, but he is currently finishing up his second major in Ethnic Studies. Although he is unsure of what the future will hold, he wants to do work related to journalism or solving important social issues.  This is his second time interning with SOURCE.

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