NORTH LAUDERDALE, Florida. (TodayNews) – North Lauderdale Fire and Rescue units responded to a house fire believed to be caused by a possible lightning strike.
The fire broke out shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday and left the house with electrical problems. The Red Cross was called upon to support the four people who lived in the house.
The 911 call came in as a potential lightning strike, officials said.
Upon arrival, firefighters said the owner of the home claimed to have seen lightning before the fire started, but experts did not rule out other possible causes of the electrical problems.
At the moment, the house remains without electricity, and the authorities are assessing the situation to determine the exact cause of the fire. The possibility of a lightning strike is still under consideration pending further investigation.
The Red Cross continues to provide assistance to displaced families who are coping with the devastating fire. Community members are encouraged to contact the organization to provide support to the affected family.
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