By CBS Baltimore Staff

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Crews are on the scene of a fire in Germantown caused by a lightning strike.

Officials said the fire started in the roof/attic area but a large amount of the fire has been knocked down.

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Crews said there has been significant damage to 12 condo units and a large number of people have been displaced.

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There are reports of several injures and animals have been rescued.

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CBS Baltimore Staff