A family of six in Gloucester Township, Camden County has to find somewhere else to live after their home caught fire after being struck by lightning last night.

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Wednesday night's round of thunderstorms came on fast and were vicious when they arrived. Several South Jersey towns experienced power outages as a result, but one family's home was nearly destroyed when it caught fire after being hit by a bolt of lightning.

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The fire broke out at the home on Breckenridge Dr. in Sicklerville. It was reportedly a multi-alarm blaze, according to Patch.com, with several local fire departments responding to help put out the flames.

Thankfully, the family (two parents and their four kids), were uninjured, but their home sustained significant smoke and water damage.

An official investigation is reportedly underway.

SOURCES: Patch.com via Gloucester Twp. Patch/Facebook

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