UPDATE: Lightning strike causes house fire in Chesapeake, family displaced

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jul 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-10 11:18:17-04

Chesapeake, Va. - A family of five will have to find a new place to live after flames destroyed a Chesapeake home on Wednesday. Officials say a lightning strike caused the fire.

Crews say this happened in the 1300 block of Bainbridge Blvd. Calls came in about the fire at 5:07 p.m. and firefighters were there within minutes.

When they got there, there was heavy smoke coming from the two-story home.

The fire was under control by 5:28 p.m.  No one was injured.

The Red Cross is now assisting.

The fire was contained to the attic. Officials say the rest of the house sustained smoke and water damage.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.