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Lightning causes garage fire in Snyder

A lightning strike caused a fire in a detached garage Sunday afternoon on Linwood Avenue in Snyder. Amherst Fire Control said.

Residents of the home at 107 Linwood reported the garage fire at 1:13 p.m. after hearing a loud crack of thunder, followed by a flash of lightning. The Snyder Fire Department responded, with Chief Paul Griebner reporting smoke and flames upon his arrival on the scene, which is off Main Street between Forest and Union roads.

Damage was estimated at $35,000 to the structure and $10,000 to the contents. The Eggertsville Hose Company provided a Firefighter Assist and Search Team for support.