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UPDATE: Lightning strike may have led to Mercer apartment fire

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - Lightning may be to blame for a fire that damaged an apartment in Mercer County early Wednesday morning.

According to dispatchers, the call came in from a residence at Princeton Village Apartments at 4:55 a.m.

Officials with the East River Volunteer Fire Department say accounts from a resident at the scene indicate the fire may have been triggered by a lightning strike.

The resident reported discovering the fire shortly after a loud blast of thunder.

Fire Fighters say the fire started between the first and second floor of the apartment and spread to the attic.

The official cause remains under investigation. No injuries were reported. 

The Princeton City Fire Department and Princeton Rescue Squad assisted East River at the scene.

Property managers with Princeton Village will not comment.

 

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