Lightning blamed for Johnson County house fire

(Provided Photo/White River Township Fire Department)

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Lightning caused a fire in a Johnson County subdivision Thursday morning, fire officials said.WRTFD-fire3

The fire was in the Woodfield subdivision on Woodfield Drive. White River Township Fire Department sent nearly all of its units, and Greenwood Fire Department assisted.

WRTFD-fire5The lightning strike was so intense that in addition to catching the house on fire, it caused electrical issues at a house two doors down, said Dale Saucier, chief of training for WRTFD. Firefighters checked out that house as a precaution.

The fire in the home mainly affected the attic, though there was smoke throughout the house. Firefighters had to work through cathedral ceilings to be sure the fire was out.

No one was injured in the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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