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Lightning strike causes fire at Strasburg Railroad

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Authorities believe a lightning strike during Tuesday morning’s thunderstorms caused a rail car to catch fire in Lancaster County.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. along the the 200 block of Gap Road in Strasburg Township.

Rick Musser with the Strasburg Railroad says the fire caused  damage to a storage car behind the “Choo Choo Barn.”

About $10,000-$12,000 dollars worth of Christmas decorations were damaged in the fire.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control around 6:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

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