Beaconsfield house damaged by fire, possible lightning strike

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Beaconsfield house damaged by fire, possible lightning strike

No one was injured in the fire, and it’s too soon to estimate the extent of the damage, he said.

A Montreal fire truck.
Photo by Dave Sidaway /Montreal Gazette files

A two-storey house in Beaconsfield was damaged by fire during Thursday afternoon’s powerful thunderstorm.

A 911 call was placed by a neighbour around 3: 58 p.m. to report the blaze on Stonehedge Drive, fire department spokesman Sylvain Jalbert said. No one was injured in the fire, and it’s too soon to estimate the extent of the damage, he said.

About 50 firefighters were deployed to the scene. By 8: 30 p.m., the situation was deemed to be under control, Jalbert said.

Fire department investigators will now focus on finding out what caused the incident. The neighbour who called 911 said the blaze had been caused by lightning, though that is yet to be confirmed, Jalbert said.

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