Lightning strike sets Henrico Wendy's on fire

Lightning strike sets Henrico Wendy's on fire

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A bolt of lightning set a Henrico Wendy's restaurant on fire Saturday night, but thanks to a quick response by firefighters, the business is expected to out of service for a short period of time.

Henrico Fire says it responded to the Wendy's located at 10177 Brook Road shortly before 9:45 p.m., minutes after receiving reports of smoke inside the building.

Crews found a fire had broken out on the building's roof, and were quickly able to extinguish the flames.  All employees were able to get out of the building on their own.

The fire was brought under control by 10:18, with damage limited to the roof.

Investigators confirmed the fire was caused by a lightning strike.

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