Lightning strike causes house fire in Greenville


Greenville, N.C. Fire-Rescue, via Facebook

The Greenville Fire-Rescue Department said its crews put out a house fire caused by a lightning strike on Tuesday night on Daventry Drive.

Fire officials say the fire started after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, and was quickly extinguished.

Everyone inside the home escaped safely and no one was hurt, firefighters said.

Fire investigators determined a lightning strike caused the fire.

Firefighters put tarps over the occupants’ belongings to minimize water damage, and put a tarp over the hole in the home’s roof.

The home is still livable after the fire and no occupants were displaced.

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