UPDATE: Crews battle fire after lightning strikes Wilmington home

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– According to a press release, Wilmington Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 7000 block of Masonboro Sound Road after a call came in at 1:53 p.m.

Lightning struck the chimney of the house and started fires in the walls around the chimney on several different levels.

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Crews had to tear into the floors and walls in order to completely extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported and it is unknown what the estimated damage to the home is at this time.