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Fire fighters Investigating lightning strike at Fort Hill High School

April 3rd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland City Fire Department dispatch just after 3:00AM to Fort Hill High School for report of lightning strike and fire. 911 caller stated they observed a lightning strike followed by smoke and a fire alarm at the building. Fire fighters arrived on scene with no smoke showing from the structure. Investigating the building's roof, second floor, and basement with no detection of fire. Cumberland Fire Department cleared the scene just after 4:16AM and returned the building back to the Allegany County Public School District.