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Lightning Strike Sparks Barn Fire Near Cambray

KAWARTHA LAKES-A barn on Blackbird Road near Cambray caught fire after being hit by lightning this morning just before 7am.

There were no animals in the barn at the time and the owner managed to get some equipment out before fire crews arrived. Firefighters from Cameron were on the scene quickly to knock down the flames. Crews from Mariposa and Woodville assisted.

Damage is pegged at $10,000. Chief Terry Jones told Kawartha 411 that they were dealing with 3-4 calls regarding lightning strikes at the time as a storm rolled through the City. See video below.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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