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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to two reports of lightning striking almost simultaneously on Wednesday afternoon at two distances not far from each other. LPFD spokesman Jim Hilton said at 12:58 p.m., lightning struck a tree on Plez Road off of Louisiana Highway 33. LPFD Chief Dennis Ford (pictured above) said the tree was in flames from the base up to about 40 feet when they arrived on the scene.

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