A house in the 2700 block of Moliere Court in Henderson caught fire early Thursday morning.
The Henderson Fire Department says that lightning struck an exhaust vent on the roof of a Henderson home and started a fire in the attic.
Firefighters used a hand-held thermal imaging camera to locate the source of the fire in the attic space. They cut a hole in the roof and quickly extinguished the fire, preventing it from extending further into the home.
A female resident was home when the fire started. She heard a loud noise and was alerted to the fire by the home’s smoke detectors. She exited the home safely with a dog and called 9-1-1.
Four engines, one truck, two rescue units and an air resource apparatus responded to the fire.
There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.
Damage is estimated at $75,000.
The house is located near Anthem and Bicentennial parkways.