Lightning strike damages Westfield home

(Provided Photo/Westfield Fire Department)

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Firefighters in Westfield were called to a home early Tuesday morning to put out a fire started by a lightning strike.

It happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 16000 block of Oak Manor Drive. Crews with the Westfield Fire Department arrived and found like smoke coming from the front of the house. There was also debris scattered in the yard and street.

Firefighters found fire within the walls of the home. It took them about 30 minutes to get the flames under control.

No one was hurt, but the residents of the home were displaced. Damages have been estimated at $20,000. 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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