Spared by Tornado, House Struck by Lightning

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ A Manhattan home that was narrowly missed by last week's tornadoes has been damaged by a fire touched off by lightning.

Firefighters say a home owned by Mark Tindall sustained $55,000 fire damage early Wednesday in one of at least three Manhattan houses hit by lightning. Fire Chief Jerry Snyder says the 2 a.m. blaze was confined to the attic and there were no injuries.

Tindall's home escaped last week's tornadoes with only minor damage while many homes in the same neighborhood were destroyed. Snyder said two other lightning strikes to homes were reported in the same general area Wednesday morning.

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