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PORT RICHEY (CBSMiami/AP) — A well-known Florida ocean attraction is no more.

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The American flag stilt house off Florida’s coast was destroyed by fire after a lightning strike.

The often photographed home that attracted scores of boaters burned Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico off the Pasco County shore.

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Pasco County used remote pumps and a fireboat to try to save the home, but reported the structure was a total loss. The department said lightning caused the fire.

The home was known for having the American flag painted on two sides of the structure.

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It was also featured on the website of Visit Florida, the state’s tourism agency.