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Lightning sparks Youngstown laundromat fire

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Investigators are adding up the damages from a fire that spread through the Sunshine Brite laundromat on the south side of Youngstown Wednesday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the business at around 2:30 p.m. when a witness reported hearing a loud boom, followed by tiles falling from the ceiling.

Officials on the scene believe lightning hit the roof of the building located in the Crim's Corners plaza at the corner of South Avenue and East Indianola Avenue.

Investigators say the electrical charge traveled down electrical conduit, and set fire to insulation in the ceiling.

Firefighters removed the burning insulation and placed it in the parking lot.

Most of the damage is located beneath the roof.

No one was injured.
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