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Crews battle house fire in Watertown after possible lightning strike – Boston News, Weather, Sports


WATERTOWN, MASS. (WHDH) – A fire broke out at a home in Watertown Friday, burning after a possible lightning strike during the afternoon’s severe weather.

Video obtained by 7NEWS showed crews fighting the fire on the second and third floors of the multifamily home around 4:15 p.m.

Watertown Fire Chief Don Rowland said that ongoing lightning added an extra level of danger for crews battling the flames.

“Obviously during a lightning storm we have some concern about people operating on the roof,” Rowland said. “We took some precautions around that.”

Rowland indicated the fire was out as of 6 p.m., but crews were still working on hot spots Friday evening.

7NEWS has also learned the four people living in the home escaped with no injuries.

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