Lightning from a storm that rolled through Colorado Springs Wednesday started at least two separate fires.
The first happened near Wahsatch and Columbia. A group of roofers was working on a home when a bolt of lightning hit a tree right next to the house and started it on fire.
The fire department quickly put it out. A firefighter at the scene estimated the strike happened just 30 feet from where the men were working.
The near-miss was enough to send the men scrambling down off the house.
On the north side of the Springs, firefighters say lightning likely started a grass fire.
It happened at Old Ranch Road near Highway 83 and Powers.
The fire burned about a tenth of an acre in a wooded area behind a house.
No one was hurt.
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