Suspected lightning strikes damage two Springfield buildings

A Springfield funeral home and an apartment building both sustained damage after suspected lightning strikes from severe storms Thursday.

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Bricks from the chimney of the Jones Kenney Zechman Funeral Home on East High Street fell to the parking lot and damaged at least one car around 1:30 p.m., according to our crew on the scene.

A fire crew responded to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Villa Road around 1:10 p.m. to check for damage. An occupant told our crew on scene that he went downstairs after hearing a loud noise and found hot walls and singed carpet.

No injuries have been initially reported in either incident.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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