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Strong storm knocks down trees, power lines, lightning strike believed to cause house fire

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SALEM, New Hampshire — A strong storm has taken down trees and power lines in southern New Hampshire and a lightning strike is believed to be the cause of a house fire in Peterborough.

WMUR-TV reports police had to block off a neighborhood in Salem after trees fell on roofs, lawns and cars. Branches and power lines were in the streets Thursday.

No injuries were reported.

The fire in Peterborough started in a basement Thursday afternoon and was put out quickly. No one was hurt.

Eversource officials said crews restored power to more than 2,000 customers in the greater Keene and Laconia regions.


Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

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