Posted July 5, 2014 EST
House Fire Blamed On Lightning: No Injuries In Four-alarm Blaze
(New Hampshire) -
Firefighters battled a four-alarm house fire Thursday caused when lightning struck it during a passing thundershower. Shortly after 6 p.m., two occupants of the home on 36 Long Meadow Farm Drive fled to safety and called for help when a lightning bolt hit the top of their two-story house.
The property belongs to Miguel and Barbara Soto, according to public records.
The fire got progressively worse as area crews tried to extinguish it. By 11:37 p.m., a fourth alarm was struck.
The flames damaged the attic of the house and at least one upstairs bedroom. The entire house sustained water damage, according to WMUR.
Written by Foster's Daily Democrat