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BEND, OR -- Bend firefighters responded to two house fires started by lightning, during this weekend’s storm.

 

Crews found fire in the basement of a home on Northeast 12th, at about 4 p.m, Saturday. Investigators say lightning struck a tree, sending an electrical charge to the house. 

 

45 minutes later, fire crews responded to a home on Bunker Hill Court, in the Broken Top subdivision. They found damage to the roof and flames in the attic and second story. 
 
Both fires were quickly brought under control and caused more than $100,000 in damage to each home.

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