By Bill Shields

BOSTON (CBS) – Lightning strikes are believed to have caused fires and tree damage in several towns in Massachusetts as storms roll through the area.

Lightning hit the shed of a Foxboro home, starting a small fire. (Image Credit: Bill Shields/WBZ-TV)

Just after noon, fires were reported in Beverly, Foxboro, Weymouth, Wellesley, and Norwell. Trees were also hit by lightning in Duxbury.

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A home in Norwell went up in flames, though firefighters could not immediately confirm a lightning strike. Fire could be seen shooting through the roof of the house on Edgewood Park.

Flames shoot through the roof of a Norwell home. (Image Credit: Norwell Police)

On Radcliffe Road in Wellesley, firefighters spent the afternoon battling a blaze. Smoke was pouring from the second floor of the home after lightning strike and fire.

A house fire in Wellesley. (Image Credit: Wellesley Police)

Shed fires were reported in Foxboro, Beverly and Holbrook. In Beverly, the fire department confirmed that a shed on Walker Road is a total loss after it was struck by lightning and caught fire around 1 p.m.

The Duxbury Fire Department shared photos of several trees that were hit by lightning. A tree also snapped and toppled down on wires on Congress Street in Duxbury.

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No injuries have been reported in the string of fires. Though upset at the destruction, everyone is glad they and their loved ones are safe.

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As Marreuon Keough said in Norwell, “I mean, I was still sad because my house was burning, but I was happy that we were safe.”

Bill Shields