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Fire marshal: Lightning strike caused condo fire
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According to County Fire Chief Donny Green, the state fire marshal has determined that the fire at the Highland Cove Condominium complex Monday morning, as well as a fire in another building, was caused by lightning. Firefighters were called back to the complex Wednesday when a maintenance worker discovered that a room on the third floor of the building next door to building H, which suffered nearly $1 million in damage from the blaze, was unusually hot. Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department found an open flame from a ruptured natural gas line between the floors of the second building.