Four displaced after lightning strike ignites Norfolk home

Posted at 9:07 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 16:22:50-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Four people have been forced out of their home after a fire in the 3500 block of Dominion Avenue Wednesday night.

Firefighters with Norfolk Fire-Rescue arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the attic of the two-story home.

After extinguishing all visible flames and checking for hot spots, fire officials announced everyone made it out of the house safely.

No injuries were reported.

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The fire department says the fire was caused by a lightning strike that hit the garage and extended into the main house.

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