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South Fayette home burns after lightning strike

A house on Littlefield Court off Seay Road in south Fayette County suffered substantial damage after being struck by lightning July 9. No one was home when the fire occurred.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Donnie Davis said the fire was called by in neighbors at 6:35 p.m. The first units arrived at 6:38 p.m. and firefighters had the fire under control at 8:30 p.m.

The family was away from home when the lightning strike and fire occurred, Davis said.

Lightning during a thunderstorm struck the front side of the two-story house and caused substantial damage, estimated at approximately $200,000, Davis said, adding the fire crews were able to salvage some furniture and other articles.

No injuries to firefighters were reported, Davis said.



Gene61's picture

The number of storms this year has been amazing..Lightning hit close to my home and did some electical damage... Seems its lightning or the wind now that worries us most..

Just waiting on the next storm warning to come across my screen..

For what it's worth....
The house was a total loss. This article is incorrect. Our friends lost everything in this fire.

For what it's worth....
The house was a total loss. This article is incorrect. Our friends lost everything in this fire.

Are these the numbers recorded for the record? Was that first unit a rocket, already lit?

This is no criticism of response time, but as usual it is fabricated numbers.

Did the fire department keep the caller on the phone until the units were on their way---calling the end of the phone call the beginning time?
Let's just do it accurately! Bad as the "balanced budget," stuff.

If the house was gone when they got there---say so! Just say the call wasn't soon enough!

BHH's picture

Most of the time during stormy weather the fire units are already manned and on the road due to a host of other types of calls in the area of a storm.

When a house fire is called in by neighbors it almost always means it's well involved with fire before anyone noticed it.


very believeable--there is a Firestation very close.

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