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Crews Fight 3 House Fires Caused by Lightning in Macomb Township

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham confirmed Tuesday that "weather issues" were believed to be the cause of three house fires on Bluejay, Shenandoah and Cheltenham streets in Macomb Township.

Cloud-to-ground lightning strikes during this morning's storms are believed to have caused three house fires in Macomb Township Tuesday.

Macomb Township fire crews responded to a home on Bluejay Drive, just off 21 Mile and Heydenreich, around 10:15 a.m. today where a lightning strike to the home's roof is believed to have started the blaze.

Macomb Patch reader Patti Mitchell Houston texted these photos from the scene.

Crews also responded to homes on Shenandoah, near 22 Mile and Card roads, and Cheltenham, near 23 Mile Road and Card, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said.

No injuries have been reported at the house on Bluejay and ClickonDetroit.com is reporting no serious injuries at the other two homes either.

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Patti July 03, 2012 at 04:23 PM
No injuries from the house on Bluejay. Thank goodness.
Duane Larkin July 03, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Amazing: I am at 23 and North and heard no sirens. Glad to hear there were no injuries.
KMR July 03, 2012 at 09:58 PM
I'm exact corner of 22 and card it was a rough morning getting rough again.
christy July 03, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I was right at 21 and heydenreich when the strike happened. We could not figure where the smoke smell was coming from.
Jenny Whalen (Editor) July 03, 2012 at 10:37 PM
That sounds absolutely terrifying. Have you ever seen something like this before?
Jenny Whalen (Editor) July 04, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Here's an update folks! http://macomb.patch.com/articles/update-8-area-fire-crews-fight-morning-house-fires-caused-by-lightning-in-macomb

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