EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP--An apparent lightning strike sparked a chimney fire at the Lakeside Condominiums Tuesday morning.

Residents reported seeing a bright flash of light and the rumble of thunder shortly before noon.

Police arrived several minutes later and escorted residents from the building while firefighters put out the fire.

The fire was limited to the chimney and the owner was not home.

Firefighters from Cardiff, Bargaintown and Northfield fire companies responded to the scene.