Aiken County Animal Shelter evacuated after lightning strike causes fire

Aiken County Animal Shelter evacuated after lightning strike causes fire

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - The Aiken Animal shelter was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a lightning strike caused a minor fire in the facility.

According to officials at the scene, the strike happened at around 4:30 p.m. The strike caused a minor fire in the facility, which the employees were able to quickly extinguish. Employees evacuated the animals as a precaution.

The facility suffered minor damage. There are no reports of injuries, human or animal. Shelter employees say they will be open Thursday.

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