Lightning may have caused Conroe fire

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Firefighters say lightning may to be blame for an apartment fire Saturday night.

Firefighters say lightning may to be blame for an apartment fire Saturday night.

It happened at the Autumn Woods Apartments in Conroe.

Firefighters say they received a call around 10 p.m. It was a two-alarm fire.

Firefighters say it took about an hour-and-a-half to get the fire under control.

An entire building suffered damaged. There are 16 units in the building, 8 were heavily damaged.

Residents describe hearing loud thunder when it happened.

"Flames were shooting up about 50 feet in the air," said Ken Bufkin, a resident.

The American Red Cross is assisting the 41 one residents that were impacted by the fire.

This marks the second apartment fire in a week in Montgomery County where lightning was a suspected cause.

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