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House Struck by Lightning in Warren

By rlsmetro on

Somerset County emergency responders rushed to the scene of a lightning strike that caused damage to a house in Warren on Monday evening. 

According to officials, firefighters rushed to 73 Ferguson Road after receiving reports of a fire at that location around 6:35 p.m. 

Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the basement of the house, officials said. 

The house was evacuated immediately after the incident and authorities say lightning struck the side of the home, causing some damage. 

Somerset County officials attributed the incident to a line of severe thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain on the northern NJ region Monday evening, flooding streets throughout New Jersey.