Jul 24, 2014 6:07 PM by Zoe Tan

Apartment in Scott catches fire due to lightning strike

An apartment in Scott catches fire after being struck by lightning this afternoon.

Scott Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment fire at the Ille Des Cannes Apartment Complex, off of Dulles. The officials arrived on scene and noticed smoke emitting from an upstairs apartment. Firefighters immediately extinguished the fire once they noticed it was coming from the attic area.

Investigations show that the fire was a result of a lightning strike at the apartment that happened at 2.55p.m. Today. The lightning strike had been confirmed by the National Weather Service.

The resident and her infant child who were home at the time of the incident managed to escape the fire safely.

The apartment has minimal damages and the resident will be allowed to return to the apartment after an evaluation of the electrical system is completed.



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