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Lightning sparks roof, palm tree fire near Maryland and Charleston

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A palm tree and roof caught fire Friday. (Photo: Face Book Like Guy) A palm tree and roof caught fire Friday. (Photo: Face Book Like Guy)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Lightning sparked a palm tree fire that spread to a roof below, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said 

Firefighters responded to the fire at 1325 South Maryland Parkway near Charleston Boulevard at 1:15 p.m. Friday. 

Firefighters found burning fronds falling onto the wood shake shingle roof of a wood frame office building, LVFR said.

Crews contained the flames to the outside of the building and it didn't spread to any other buildings.

The roof fire damage estimated at $20,000, according to LVFR.

Fire investigators believe the tree started on fire by lightning during a storm that crossed the area earlier.

There were no injuries, LVFR said.

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