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NJ home severely damaged by fire after lightning strikes area multiple times

April 15, 2019 - 11:55 am

RUTHERFORD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A home in New Jersey was severely damaged by fire after lightning struck the area multiple times.  

A report from says the family was able to escape the two-alarm fire, which broke out on Ridge Road in Rutherford sometime after 5 a.m. Monday. 

So far, two firefighters and a police officer are being treated for minor smoke inhalation. 

According to a report from News12, Rutherford Police Chief John Russo says an investigation still needs to be done, but it’s "looking like" a lightning strike caused the fire.

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