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Lightning strike causes shed fire near Beaver Lake

The homeowners say that it exploded and a neighbor says she heard a loud boom when it happened.

ROGERS, Ark — Benton County officials say a shed was struck by lightning causing it to catch fire just outside of Rogers, near Beaver Lake.

The lightning strike and fire happened around 10:00 a.m. Friday (May 22).

The homeowners say that it exploded and a neighbor says she heard a loud boom when it happened.

The Lowell Fire Department and Beaver Lake Fire Department responded, and the fire is now out.

The homeowners say no one was injured, and the fire was contained to the shed.

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