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Lightning Blamed for House Fires in Burleson, Mansfield

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Lightning from Friday's turbulent weather is being blamed for starting two house fires in Burleson and Mansfield.

In Burleson, a fire was reported at a home on the 100 block of Country Vista Circle at about 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the roof; the home was eventually engulfed in flames.

Preliminary reports indicate lightning is to blame. No injuries have been reported.

In Mansfield, a house fire there also appears to have been started by lightning.

Crews from Mansfield and Midlothian fire departments both were called to fight a fire at a home in the 1300 block of Montaigne Road.

Home in South Pointe Mansfield hit by lighting

Investigators say they are still working to determine an exact cause. No one was hurt in the fire.

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