Lightning strike sparks fire on Wisdom Path in Chesapeake

Credit: Chesapeake Fire Department

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Firefighters responded to a house fire caused by a lightning strike in the 400 block of Wisdom Path, Sunday evening.

Captain Lawrence Matthews of the Chesapeake Fire Department tells WAVY.com that units received the emergency call at 6:06 p.m. Units arrived on

the scene at 6:14 p.m. and discovered a two-story house with smoke and flames coming from the roof of the home. The fire was ruled under control at 6:49 p.m.

The fire caused significant damage to the upstairs and attic area of the home and three residents will be displaced until the home can be repaired. There were no injuries.

Officials say a lightning strike was the cause.

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