Lightning causes Wake County house fire
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Morrisville home went up in flames during thunderstorms Friday afternoon, and officials believe lightning is to blame.
Firefighters responded to the home on Legendary Lane around 5:15 p.m. It took dozens of firefighters hours to completely extinguish the blaze.
Neighbors told ABC11 that the fire broke out after they saw a bolt of lightning during severe weather.
"It sounded like a freight train coming. We kind of just headed to the closet, and that's really it. Just that bolt of lightning took out the house," neighbor Sara Potter said.
Three people live at the home, including a small boy, but the family was not injured in the fire.
The family had just moved into the home weeks ago.
"I felt really sorry for the family there because I knew they just moved in about two months ago, and they just built the house too," neighbor Kayce Scharger said.
The American Red Cross said the family is staying with neighbors.
wake county, fire, local/state, steve dorsey
- Child killed in Johnston County crash
- Parents on smartphones ignore their kids, study finds
- Construction halted on controversial Raleigh home
- Thousands left in the dark due to outage
- Some recommendations approved for Chatham Park project
- Students describe aftermath of Ukrainian riots
- Raleigh shooting under investigation
- Judge: influence may have tainted Sinclair trial
- Dentist tells jurors he prayed child would die
- Elderly couple beaten, robbed in home
- Boaters rescued on Cape Fear River
- Stranded climber rescued from NC mountain
- Exercise highlights 440th Airlift Wing's importance
- Parts of Triangle still paralyzed by weather damage
- abc11.com home
- Site Map
- Advertise with Us
- Contact Us
- Online Public Inspection File
- Technical Help