Lightning hits at least two Leland homes


LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Wednesday’s severe weather led to at least two homes in Leland being hit by lighting.

Leland Fire Chief John Grimes said lightning caused some structure damage but no fire at a home on Pullen Drive in Brunswick Forest.

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Grimes said lightning caused a fire at a home on Lapham Drive in the Wedgewood subdivision off Lanvale Road. A firefighter said the fire was in the home’s attic.

The Leland Fire Department works on a home hit by lightning on Pullen Drive in Brunswick Forest on July 3, 2019. (Photo: Kate Cornell/WWAY)

Crews from Sunny Point were called in to help Leland Fire Rescue.

There’s no word yet on the extent of any damage and no reports of injuries.