ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A lightning strike caused a house fire in Abilene overnight.
The fire happened at a home on the 100 block of Fairway Oaks Blvd just before 3:00 a.m.
Abilene fire officials say first responders arrived and found smoke coming from the attic area.
Two residents told the fire officials they were woken by a lightning strike then smelled the smoke and noticed it coming into the home, prompting them to evacuate and call 9-1-1.
Investigators were able to confirm lightning started the fire, causing around $100,000 worth of damage.
No further information has been released.