Apparent lightning strikes cause house fires in Pasco, Carrollwood

Photo courtesy Pasco County Fire Rescue

PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) — Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to a home for a fire reportedly caused by a lightning strike Wednesday morning.

The fire, at 2124 Zamia Loop, was extinguished within 20 minutes after three engines and two rescues responded after the 7 a.m. hour.

No injuries were reported, and the family self rescued themselves from the house, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.

A second fire broke out at a home in Carrollwood Wednesday morning after lightning struck the roof at a home on Brentford Drive, according to Hillsborough Fire Rescue. The homeowners tell News Channel 8 they are very shaken by this incident, and their only concern is getting the roof fixed today due to bad weather.

Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Leigh Spann says there were nearly 1,900 lightning strikes along the Pasco and Pinellas coast around 6:30 a.m.


Photo courtesy Pasco County Fire Rescue
Photo courtesy Pasco County Fire Rescue


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