Lightning strike causes Portsmouth fire

Posted at 6:09 PM, Sep 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-09 00:29:17-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Firefighters in Portsmouth responded to a house fire in the city that reportedly started because of a lightning strike. 

According to the Portsmouth Fire Department, the fire was in the 4300 block of Winchester Drive. Officials also said the call came in from dispatch around 5 p.m. Saturday and smoke could be seen coming from the roof when they arrived on-scene.

The fire has been put out fully.

No injuries have been reported and it is unknown if anyone was displaced by the fire.

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