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Lightning blamed for massive house fire in St. James

Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from a multi-story home at 4420 Midshipman Ct in St. James. (Source: Charles Drew) Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from a multi-story home at 4420 Midshipman Ct in St. James. (Source: Charles Drew)
Several fire departments were called around 10:45 Monday night to respond to a massive house fire near the St. James Marina in Brunswick County. (Source: Charles Drew) Several fire departments were called around 10:45 Monday night to respond to a massive house fire near the St. James Marina in Brunswick County. (Source: Charles Drew)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Several fire departments were called around 10:45 Monday night to respond to a massive house fire near the St. James Marina in Brunswick County.

According to Brunswick Fire Marshal Scott Garner, a lightning strike ignited the fire, which completely destroyed the home.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the multi-story home on Midshipman Court when they arrived Monday night.

A witness told Jim Gear, a member of the Board of Directors for the St. James Fire Department, the home belongs to part-time residents.

Garner said no one was hurt or appeared to be at home during the fire, but the house is completely destroyed.

The fire was almost completely out Tuesday morning, but firefighters said hot spots continued to flair up in some areas due to high winds.

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