• Lightning strike blamed for fire that destroyed vintage Porsche

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    HICKORY, N.C. - A quick-moving storm Thursday is being blamed for a fire in Hickory that destroyed a vintage sports car parked in a shed.  
     
    A lightning strike in northeast Hickory started a fire in a shed after hitting a tree nearby.
     
     Inside the building was parked a 1973 Porsche valued at tens of thousands of dollars.  
     
    The owner wasn't home at the time but a neighbor said he saw the strike. 
     
    The storm also brought heavy rain to parts of Catawba and Burke counties.  


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