Lighting Strike Leads to House Fire, Family Dog Suffers Burns, Family of Three Displaced
WEEKI WACHEE – A lightning strike is what Fire Officials say led to a structure fire on Potomac Ave this afternoon and displaced a family of three.
According to officials, around 2:00 p.m. Fire Rescue responded to 13379 Potomac Ave, after reports of a fire inside the kitchen and garage of the home. Upon arrival, firefighters determined that two adults and a child were accounted for but the family’s dog was still missing. After the fire was brought under control, firefighters discovered the injured dog inside the home and transported it to a local veterinarian for burn treatment. The dog’s condition is unknown at this time.
Based on preliminary information, Fire Officials believe a lightning strike is what caused the fire.
There were no injuries reported to firefighters or the home’s occupants.
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