The Columbia Richland Fire Department says a Thursday afternoon fire in Blythewood was started by lightning.
Fire crews were called to the home in the 1100 block of North Fire Tower Rd. at about 5 p.m. Firefighters say they had the flames under control within an hour.
Nobody was home at the time. A person driving by noticed the smoke and called 911.
One person was displaced by the fire. There were no injuries.
Damage is estimated at $50,000.
WIS news 10 has a crew at the scene and we will bring you updates as soon as we get them.