KINGFIELD — Lightning struck an unoccupied house on Curve Street on Tuesday evening, causing damage to the roof and third-floor attic.

Kingfield Fire Chief Fred Nichols said the call came in at 5:45 p.m. when other departments were busy with storm cleanup.

“It took us a bit of time to get organized,” Nichols said. “The site was cleared by 8:30 p.m.” 

He said the building, which had no electricity, is owned by his aunt, Barbara Dexter. The building was mostly empty. There was no insurance.

Nichols estimated the damage at $30,000.

About 30 firefighters from Kingfield, New Portland, Strong, Salem and Carrabassett Valley responded. 

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