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Lightning strikes Zionsville apartment complex

The apartment complex relocated all residents due to the damage from the fire, which is estimated at $100,000.
Credit: Town of Zionsville
A lightning strike caused a fire at Williams Glen Apartments in Zionsville Tuesday night.

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Lightning from Tuesday night's strong storms caused a fire at a Zionsville apartment complex.

First responders were called about a fire at Williams Glen Apartments at 1755 Williams Glen Blvd., near U.S. 421 and 106th Street, just before 10 p.m.

Zionsville firefighters got to the three-story building and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof.

One resident was treated and released at the scene, and one firefighter was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.

The apartment complex relocated all residents due to the damage, which is estimated at $100,000.

“Firefighters did an extraordinary job putting out this fire quickly under difficult conditions,” Chief James VanGorder said. “Thank you to our mutual aid partners, whose assistance was invaluable.”

Carmel, Whitestown, Pike Township and Lebanon fire departments also assisted in putting the fire out.

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