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Lightning strike sets Winnipeg home on fire

A lightning strike is being blamed for igniting a fire that left a Winnipeg home heavily damaged on Monday.
Lightning hit a home in the Elmwood area and ignited a fire in the attic on Monday morning. (Shutterstock/Denis Rozhnovsky)

A lightning strike is being blamed for igniting a fire that left a Winnipeg home heavily damaged on Monday.

The 1½-storey house, on Gordon Avenue near Stanier Street in the Elmwood neighbourhood, was hit just after 8 a.m.

The peak of a house is damaged after a fire on Monday. (Trevor Lyons/CBC)

Fire crews said the blaze was primarily located in the attic and everyone who was in the house managed to safely get out.

The fire was declared under control just before 9 a.m. but the house sustained significant fire, smoke, and water damage.

Fire crews were called to a house in the 100 Block of Gordon Avenue Monday morning. (Video courtesy of Paul Walker) 0:34

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