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Lightning cause of Americus Fire

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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Americus fire officials say lightning is the cause of a fire at a local business early Wednesday morning.

Americus firefighters were called to New Beginnings on Anthony Drive just after 5:00 a.m..

Fire marshal Zane Newnan says lightning hit the roof of the building but firefighters were able to contain the damage to that area.

Crews are expected back later Wednesday morning to assess the extent of the damage.