Lightning did a lot of damage today on both sides of the bay. Two house fires were caused by lightning strikes. Thankfully, no one was hurt but it was definitely scary.
A lightning bolt made a direct hit on a home in West Mobile causing a fire. A quick thinking neighbor actually alerted the homeowners to the fire. They had no idea what was happening.
"I was like whooo," said Olivia Graham, a neighbor who saw the lightning bolt hit the home and start a fire. "I saw a lightning struck a tree. I mean the house. Then the tree went on it. It caught on fire and then it spreaded, it spreaded all over the house."
Mobile Fire-Rescue investigators were on scene for a few hours battling the blaze. They say they responded around 2:40 this afternoon. Nearby neighbors saw the blaze in real time.