Lightning strike suspected cause of house fire

Lightning strike suspected cause of house fire

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A lightning strike Tuesday night may may have caused a fire that damaged a Forest Acres home.

Fire crews were called to the 1700 block of Bristol Drive just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, while thunderstorms were moving through the area.

The owner of the home reportedly heard a loud boom and then saw smoke in the kitchen. He went outside and a neighbor told him he saw fire through one of the windows of the house.

No injuries were reported.

Columbia fire investigators also say lighting hit a tree near the home.

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