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Sand Springs barn burns to the ground after lightning strike

by: Jenny Young Updated:


SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Lightning reportedly caused a barn to go up in flames in Sand Springs Sunday morning.
  • Keystone firefighters say the fire started near 68th Street and 209th West Avenue around 7:30 a.m.
  • They say responding firefighters heard the lightning bold that started the fire and responded within two minutes.
  • They say the wooden barn was burned to the ground by the time they arrived.
  • Firefighters believe lightning hit a tree limb, and the limb subsequently came down on the barn.
  • Officials say the fire house is only four miles away from where the fire started.
  • A man built the barn years ago to house chickens.

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