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Photo | Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service A severe storm wreaked havoc in Montgomery County on Sept. 7.  This Washingtonian Woods home was hit by lightning and engulfed in flames.

Photo | Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service
A severe storm wreaked havoc in Montgomery County on Sept. 7. This Washingtonian Woods home was hit by lightning and engulfed in flames.

Lightning Strikes Washingtonian Woods Home

Around 6 p.m. on Sept. 7, a home on the 200 block of Midsummer Drive was struck by lightning. According to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service reports, the attic quickly caught fire. One occupant at home at the time escaped unharmed, and 75 firefighters fought the blaze. Sustaining approximately $700,000 in damage, the house is totaled and a family of four has been displaced.

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