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Lightning strike causes fire at Brandon middle school, officials say

Posted at 10:31 AM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 18:00:19-04

BRANDON, Fla. — A lightning strike is being blamed for a fire at a Brandon middle school, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

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Crews responded to McLane Middle School shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday. There they found flames shooting through the roof of a building in the middle of the school's campus.

Fire rescue says it took 30 minutes to get the flames under control.

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The school district says the new school year will start on time.

No injuries have been reported.