Lightning strike causes house fire

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 15 at 7:34 PM

CHESAPEAKE -- A house fire in the Knells Ridge section of Chesapeake has killed a family's dog this evening.  Firefighters were called to the fire in the 1100 block of Waterstone Court at 4:09 p.m. 

Arriving seven minutes later, they found a fire on the second floor of a two-story home.  Fire damage was contained to one room on the second floor, but the home did suffer smoke damage throughout.  It appears the fire was the result of a lightning strike. 

A family of four occupied the home, and was uninjured by the fire. They will be displaced this evening, and have made arrangements with their insurance company for area lodging. 

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