(Murfreesboro) A family was displaced shortly after noon on Thursday (6/28/2018), when lightning struck a home at 2727 Comer Drive.
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's District 1, Engine 10, Ladder 2, and Rescue 2 responded to a house fire where it was reported that light smoke could be seen coming from the roof.
Acting Battalion Chief Blake Insell said, "The homeowners said they were in the house and heard and felt a loud boom. They went outside and that's when they spotted smoke. They made sure all kids and animals were out of the house and called 9-1-1."
Crews located the fire in the attic area behind a knee wall.
Insell noted, "It was hard to access, but firefighters did an excellent job extinguishing the flames and containing fire damage to the attic and bonus room area above the garage."
He concluded, "The lower level of the home received some smoke and water damage. Five residents will be displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross."
According to Fire Marshal Carl Peas, the fire was the result of a lightning strike.