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Lightning strikes south Edmonton condo building

Fire investigators believe a lightning strike sparked a fire in a south-side Edmonton condo building Saturday.  .
Fire investigators believe a lightning strike sparked a fire in a south-side Edmonton condo building Saturday. . Ramona Lehmann / Courtesy

Residents of a south-side Edmonton condo building were forced from their homes Saturday afternoon after lightning struck the building.

Firefighters were called around 3:30 p.m. to Spirit Ridge along Rutherford Road.

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Investigators believe the lighting strike sparked a fire in the attic.

Within an hour, fire crews had it under control and shortly before 5:00 p.m., the fire was declared out.

No one was injured.

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