Lightning strikes in Saskatoon cause two fires

Damage is estimated at $10,000 after a lightning strike on July 15, 2015 at an Avenue M North garage. Eric Beck / Global News

SASKATOON – The thunderstorm that rolled through Saskatoon early Wednesday morning did more than ruin a good night’s sleep. Saskatoon Fire Department officials say lightning strikes caused two fires.

Firefighters were called to 1233 Ave. M North at 3:46 a.m. for a garage fire. Crews arrived to find a garage fully involved.

They started a quick attack and had the fire under control in 12 minutes.

Damage is estimated at $10,000.

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Then just after 4 a.m., firefighters were called to 2126 Lorne Ave. for a report of a fire in the wall.

They arrived to see a fire on the outside of the house that had extended into the exterior wall structure.

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Crews had to open an exterior wall in order to attack the fire, which was brought under control in 30 minutes.

A lightning strike on July 15, 2015 caused $50,000 damage to a home on Lorne Avenue. Calvin To / Global News

Damage is estimated at $50,000.

There were no reports of injuries in either fire.

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