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Lightning sets Loudoun Co. home ablaze; 2 firefighters injured responding to storm calls

WJLA – Washington D.C. logo WJLA – Washington D.C. 4 days ago Don Parker
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The severe thunderstorms that hit the DMV Wednesday caused widespread damage in Loudoun County, causing downed power lines, downed trees, road closures, and lightning strikes.

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) responded to numerous calls and two firefighters were injured.

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In Aldie, a lightning strike caused a fire in the attic of a home in the 25000 block of Kinsale Place. Arriving firefighters put out the fire within 12 minutes, according to a LC-CFRS statement on Thursday.

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Two adults and two dogs were displaced and are staying with family.

The fire marshal said there were no civilian injuries in the Aldie fire. One firefighter was taken to a hospital for a minor injury.

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Smoke alarms worked, but the home still had estimated damages of $336,000.

If you’re not sure if your home is protected, visit loudoun.gov/smokealarms or call 703-737-8093 to access the free smoke alarm resources.  

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