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Lightning starts fire in Henderson home

Posted at 6:25 AM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 21:11:00-04

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.