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Chimney damaged, no injuries reported

A viewer sent in this photo of a home in Framingham that had its chimney blown apart by a lightning strike.


FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — A rare January thunderstorm on Saturday resulted in lightning striking two Massachusetts homes, officials say.

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The Boston Globe reports that homes in Danvers and Framingham were hit by lightning during the afternoon storm.

A home on Cherry Street in Framingham had its chimney “blown off” by lightning at about 3:30 p.m., according to a National Weather Service report.

Lightning also damaged a home on Lakeview Avenue in Danvers just before 4 p.m., according to the NWS.

No one was injured in either incident, The Boston Globe reported.