A house fire starts in the garage of a home in Meridian Township. Lightning also strikes a tree in the front yard, but fire officials say they are not sure if it started the fire.
A mother was inside putting her three young kids to sleep, when a neighbor driving by knocked on the door and told the mother her house was on fire.
Meridian fire officials are investigating if the lightning traveled across the wet ground and hit the combustibles of the garage.
Fire officials say it will take at least 24 hours before they know the cause of the fire.
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