Lightning sparks south side house fire

Delaney Dr. lightning strike

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  There was a lot of lightning associated with the storms that rumbled through central Indiana early Thursday.

Lightning appears to have sparked a fire at a house on the city’s south side.

Fire crews were called to the 1700 block of Delaney Drive in a neighborhood near State Road 37 and Southport Road.

The family said they heard a boom, smelled smoke, and called the fire department.

The fire was contained to a bathroom.  Firefighters say it appears the blaze was the result of a lightning strike to the house.

Firefighters had the fire out in about 10 minutes.  Damage to the home is estimated at $15,000. 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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