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Lightning causes house fire in Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - Early Friday  morning storms are being blamed for a house fire in Chesterfield County.

The fire started around 2:30am at a home in the 6900 block of Field Wood Road.

Investigators say lightning hit the chimney which caused the back of the house to go up in flames.

The woman living there was asleep when the fire started. A smoke detector woke her up.  

No one was hurt.

Fire investigators are crediting that smoke detector for saving the woman's life.

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