Lightning determined to be cause of fire

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Authorities say the cause of a fire which destroyed a business was due to a lightning strike. It happened about 5:30 pm, Sunday, at 10 5th Street.

Investigators with the department and insurance company determined the fire pattern was consistent with reported lightning strikes in the area.

No one was hurt. Damage was extensive, but an estimate was not provided.

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