Lightning, falling stones leave hole in roof

INDIANAPOLIS - A downtown building was damaged Saturday night when a lightning strike caused debris to fall on it.

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, a security guard was working the front desk at 32 E. Washington Street when she heard a "loud thunder clap, boom and something falling."

Firefighters searched the building for the cause of the noise. On the fifth floor, the found a 10 x 20 foot hole in the ceiling caused by decorative masonry that had fallen from the 17th floor of a nearby building.

The falling stones broke through the building's sprinkler system, causing water to pour into the room.

Firefighters said no one was injured in the incident.

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