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Lightning may be the cause of large Naples fire

September 3, 2013
Associated Press

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike may have been the cause of a fire that caused about $2 million in damages to a North Naples YMCA.

The Naples Daily News ( ) reports that the gym was just closing on Monday afternoon because of the holiday when an employee felt a jolt of lightning hit the building.

There are more than 6,000 members at the YMCA, which also houses a day care for 100 preschoolers.

The three-alarm fire burned for hours on Labor Day. No one was injured and officials say the building is a complete loss.


Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News,



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