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Two separate lightning strikes spark fires in South Berwick

SOUTH BERWICK (WGME) -- Lightning struck twice in South Berwick Wednesday evening, starting two separate fires, according to firefighters.

Fire officials tell CBS 13 News that lightning hit a tree behind a home at 74 Emerys Bridge Road, traveled through the root system, then set a garage on fire, destroying it. The home was spared, and three people inside - including a 95-year-old woman - made it out safely.

Lightning also hit a barn at 90 York Woods Road - which is also Route 91 - setting a barn on fire and destroying it. There are no reports of any injuries.