House Catches Fire After Being Struck By Lightning

It happen Tuesday morning in Mount Airy.

4802 Roop Rd. Mt. Airy, Md (Photo from Md. State Fire Marshal’s Office)

Mount Airy, Md (KM) A lightning strike in Mount Airy Tuesday morning caused a house fire.

Shortly after 8:00 AM, fire fighters were dispatched to  8202 Roop Road for a two-story, single  family home on fire. They spent 15-minutes bringing the flames under control. There were no injuries.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says damage is estimated at $20,000. .

Investigators say the fire originated in the basement, and is being labeled accidental.

By Kevin McManus