Lightning strike starts fire in Chesapeake home

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jul 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-31 23:14:39-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Lightning caused a home in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake to catch on fire Sunday morning.

Firefighters were called to the 900 block of Riddlehurst Avenue at 9:14 a.m.

When they arrived six minutes later, they saw a single family home with smoke and flames coming from the attic.

The fire was under control shortly before 9:30 a.m.

The fire was contained to the attic and roof of the home.

Two people will be displaced until the home is repaired.