Family displaced after lightning strikes house in Suffolk

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 19:27:27-04

SUFFOLK, Va. –  A family is out of their home after a lightning strike caused a house fire in Suffolk Saturday afternoon.

Officials say this happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Festival Court.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from attic area of the home.

Once fire officials entered the structure, they encountered heavy flames in the attic.

The fire was under control 30 minutes later.

Two adults were home at the time of the fire, but neither were hurt.

Firefighters were also able to safely locate the family’s cat.

Three adults and a child are displaced from their home, the American Red Cross is assisting the family.