Lightning Sparks 3-Alarm Ayer Blaze

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Lowell Sun Online, Posted: 07/03/2014 07:52:40 PM EDT

By: Grant Welker

AYER — A lightning strike during a quickly passing thunderstorm sparked a three-alarm fire in at 19 Columbia St. Thursday afternoon, leaving two families homeless, officials said.  There were no reported injuries.

The fire, which was reported shortly after 5 p.m., left fire damage on the building’s third floor and attic, and smoke and water damage to the floors below, Fire Chief Robert Pedrazzi said.

A National Grid crew arrived to shut off power to the building as firefighters were wrapping up their job.

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