Slidell home destroyed after lightning strike causes fire

6 years 1 month 4 days ago Friday, May 20 2016 May 20, 2016 May 20, 2016 11:55 AM May 20, 2016 in News
Source: WWL
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SLIDELL- A home in Slidell went up in flames after a lightning strike during Thursday night thunderstorms.

St. Tammany Fire District #1 responded to a house fire in the 300 block of W. Honors Point Ct. in Slidell. Firefighters arrived to the scene in less than seven minutes to find the home completely engulfed in flames.

The fire was extinguished in an hour and 20 minutes.

A neighbor called 911 after discovering the roof was on fire. Other neighbors reported seeing multiple lightning strikes before the fire occurred.

The home is considered a total loss and had extensive damage throughout the home, according to the fire department.

The cause of the fire is believed to be lightning. According to the fire department, the owners of the home were not home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters also extinguished a neighbor’s roof that was on caught fire right next door to the home.

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