Baton Rouge home catches fire after being struck by lightning
POSTED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 5:03pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 5:08pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — A house caught fire from being struck by lightning during the wee hours of March 30.
Baton Rouge firefighters received the call a little after 1:30 a.m. when a family’s home had been struck during the horrendous weather that night.
Upon arriving, firefighters sound that a hole was blown through the roof by a lightning strike and started a fire in the attic.
It was extinguished within 30 minutes. The house suffered water damage as well, although it was minimized by firefighters securing a tarp over the hole in the roof.