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Lightning fire kills 5

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A house fire apparently sparked by a lightning strike early Saturday killed two adults and three children, a fire inspector said.

Chief Fire Inspector William Davis said the 6 a.m. blaze broke out as a thunderstorm moved through the city.

All the victims were found in the bedrooms of the two-story wood-frame house and were apparently asleep when the fire spread. Names of the dead were not immediately released.

"It's still under investigation, but everything looks like a lightning strike," Davis said.

The lightning apparently hit an eave on the rear of the house and moved through the attic.

Thunderstorms rolled across the state beginning late Friday and continued Saturday, causing minor flooding.