A lightning strike caused the fire, which was placed under control at 6:47 p.m., Gardiner said. There were multiple lightning-related calls across the county Thursday as a result of storms moving through the area, he added.
There were no injuries as a result of the fire on Churchville Road, according to GArdiner.
The blaze resulted in an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 in damage, he said.
In addition to lightning, the storms on Thursday doled out strong winds. Multiple trees in Hickory fell down, incidents which the National Weather Service said were reported around 5:40 p.m.
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