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Lightning strike might have sparked Western Mass. building fire

As intense storms moved across the state, firefighters in the Western Massachusetts town of Southwick battled a building fire that might have been caused by a lightning strike, police said.

The fire was reported at 4:43 p.m. Saturday at a building at 73 Sheep Pasture Road, dispatcher Keith Stromgren said.

No injuries had been reported as of 6:15 p.m.

A dispatcher for the Southwick Fire Department said she could not provide any information about the fire.

This breaking news story will be updated.

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