Can lightning set stuff on fire?

Notch has just implemented lightning. I’m now too terrified to open up my treehouse map in case a storm burns it to the ground! Is this possible?

Update

I’ve unanswered this question, now that fire behaves differently in 1.6.

Answer

I just watched a huge treehouse burn to the ground because of a lightning strike. Rain DOES NOT ALWAYS put out fires. Now all my wool pixel art is in danger as well. Had to revert to a backup.

Caught the last few seconds of the destruction. Mind you, this used to be a huge treehouse that spanned at least 64×64 and up to the ceiling.

burning treehouse

burning treehouse

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Source : Link , Question Author : fredley , Answer Author : a cat

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