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Lightning strikes hit Tim Hortons, Buffalo home

If customers get an extra charge out of their coffee at the Tim Hortons at 1405 Kensington Ave., they can thank Mother Nature for the extra ingredient – a lightning strike late Monday night.

Buffalo firefighters responded to a fire caused by lightning hitting the coffee shop’s air conditioning unit at 10:40 p.m. There was no damage to the interior of the shop but it filled with smoke, fire officials said.

Damage was estimated at $10,000. No injuries were reported.

An earlier lightning strike, reported at 10:14 p.m., caused an estimated $35,000 damage to a two-story home at 61 Wilkes Ave. One firefighter suffered minor injuries; the Red Cross was called to assist two adults.