Lightning strikes Clearwater house

Firefighters responded to a call about a lightning bolt hitting a house in Clearwater Friday afternoon.

Clearwater firefighters had to cause some damage to gain access to the roof where the lightning struck.

CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) – Lightning struck a house in Clearwater Friday afternoon, according to Clearwater Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters responded to a call about a lightning bolt hitting a house in Clearwater Friday afternoon. The call came in at about 2 p.m. The house is located at 1500 Farrier Trail just east of Old Coachman Road.

When the fire crew arrived they found that the lightning bolt struck the chimney on the roof. It caused minimal damage  to the roof, firefighters said. It didn’t start a fire and no injuries were reported. Clearwater Police arrived to the scene to help with the traffic control in the area.

Clearwater firefighters worked to determine if the lightning bolt caused damage or started a fire on the roof
Clearwater firefighters worked to determine if the lightning bolt caused damage or started a fire on the roof

Firefighters had to break the ceiling to gain access to the roof area to make sure there was no fire or structural damage.

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