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House damaged by fire caused by lightning strike

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Firefighter and homeowner slightly injured

By Lisa King

Two people were injured when a  home in the eastern portion of the county caught fire after being struck by lightning Saturday night, fire officials reported.

A Shelby County firefighter, Robert Purvis, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was treated and released for a minor knee injury. He is fine and is already back on duty, Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

Homeowner Barbara Rogers was also taken to the hospital with chest pains, but she also has been released.


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