Structure fire in Wilmington neighborhood caused by lightning
New Hanover County fire rescue responded to a house fire today that was reportedly caused by lightning.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County fire rescue responded to a house fire today that was reportedly caused by lightning.
It happened around 1 p.m. Sunday in the Mission Hills neighborhood.
When fire crews arrived they saw light smoke inside, and found a small fire under the home.
They put the fire out quickly.
A neighbor walked over to report that a tree in his backyard was also struck by lightning.
New Hanover County Fire Rescue, Wilmington Fire Department, NH Sheriff’s Office, and Novant-New Hanover EMS were on the scene for the fire. The American Red Cross responded as well.
The local National Weather Service office reported three lightning strikes occurred within a quarter of a mile of that area.
Officials say the cause of the fire is lightning, and no injuries were reported.