Lightning strike sparks Durham house fire
Posted August 22, 2010 11:11 p.m. EDT
Updated August 23, 2010 4:27 p.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — Lightning is to blame for a house fire that displaced a Durham couple from their home Sunday night, fire officials said Monday.
Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Dan Curia said the lightning struck the attic of a two-story house at 3723 Medford Road around 10:15 p.m.
No one was injured, but the fire caused significant damage, Curia said.
It took 29 firefighters more than three and a half hours to quash the blaze, Curia said.