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Lightning Causes Fire at West Ashley Apartment Complex

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Charleston -

Investigators believe a fire at the Hampton Point Apartment Complex on Sam Rittenberg Blvd is related to a lightning strike that hit just next to the property according to Charleston Fire Marshall Mike Julazadeh.

The Charleston County Dispatch center was called around 6:49 AM and units arrived to report smoke and flames visible through the roof of a Laundry/Maintenance building, detached from the apartment buildings. 

Fire personnel initially made an interior fire attack but had to leave the structure within the first few minutes due to structural concerns as well as small explosions from the maintenance shop.

No injuries have been reported at this time.  

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