Lightning Strike Starts Fire

By Mallory Lane

Published 07/28 2014 11:15AM

Updated 07/28 2014 11:17AM

STATE COLLEGE - A lightning strike is being blamed for starting a fire in State College.

Flames broke out at a home around 7:30 Sunday night along Shellers Bend.

Fire Crews quickly responded, but part of the four unit complex is a total loss.

Three other attached units have smoke and water damage.

Firefighters were on scene until 12:45 Monday Morning, but had to return to the scene around 3 a.m. to extinguish hot spots.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

The fire has been ruled accidental.

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