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Groveton home caught fire after being struck by lightning

A Groveton home was struck by lightning Thursday, causing a fire that was quickly extinguished, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said.

No one was at the home in the 6800 block of Duke Drive at the time of the lightning strike but one neighbor happened to catch a video of it on a doorbell camera, the department said in a press release. The fire started on the exterior wall of a second-floor bedroom.

Firefighters arrived around 7 p.m. and saw smoke coming from the front of the two-story, single family home. They quickly extinguished the fire and contained it between the first and second floor, the release said.

The fire caused approximately $25,000 in damage but no occupants were displaced.

Video via Fairfax County Fire and Rescue

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