House in Potomac Apparently Struck by Lightning

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    Courtesy Pete Piringer
    The house was apparently struck by lightning, which may have caused the fire in the attic. (Photo: Pete Piringer)

    A house in Potomac, Md. was apparently struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon, causing a fire in the attic.

    All occupants and pets are out of the house, Pete Piringer of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service tweeted. No injuries were reported.

    At about 6:30 p.m., Piringer said the fire was mostly under control.

    Sever storms ripped through the area Wednesday, check out our coverage for affected locations.