Lightning strike causes Parkville fire

Acton Road FireUPDATE: Further investigation has revealed that the two incindents below were actually the same fire. The blaze broke out on Acton Road.

Original story below…

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Crews are responding to the scene of two Parkville-area fires caused by severe storms that swept through the region on Monday night.

At about 7:30 p.m., fire personnel responded to a dwelling fire in the 3300 block of Acton Road that was reportedly caused by a lightning strike.

At about the same time, crews also responded to the 3300 block of Willioughby Road, where two sheds were ablaze as a result of lightning in the area.

There has been no update on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

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