Lightning strike sparks fire, home total loss

Home destroyed by lightning at the corner of 20th Ave and Union Street.
Home destroyed by lightning at the corner of 20th Ave and Union Street.


PORTLAND, Mich. (WOOD) – A two-story house caught fire after it was hit by lightning.

The Portland Fire Department arrived at the home on the corner of 20th Avenue and Union Street just before 7 a.m.on Wednesday.

By the time crews arrived the fire had spread rapidly through the house.

Crews put the fire out, but said the house is a total loss.

The homeowner was asleep downstairs when she heard a loud boom above her.

She found smoke and flames coming from an electrical outlet on the second-level and called police.

The woman was the only one home, and she made it out of the house safely.

 

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