Lightning strikes Henrico home, sparks fire

Lightning strikes Henrico home, sparks fire

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Henrico crews responded to a home after lightning started a fire in the attic.

It happened around 5:10 p.m. in the 2900 block of Layne Court, off Lauderdale Drive. Crews say smoke was coming from the attic of the two-story building when they arrived.

The people living in the home had escaped safely, but they will be displaced because of the damage.

Fire crews were able to contain it to the attic near the area of the lightning strike and had it under control in 20 minutes.

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