Lightning likely caused fire, massive hole in roof of 11,000 square-foot mansion in Florida

  • Source: WPTV NBC 5 West Palm Beach
  • Published: 06/12/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: A fire that crews believe was caused by lightning left a large hole in a mansion located in western Delray Beach on Tuesday. According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, units were dispatched to the 10000 block of El Paraiso Place at about 12:19 p.m. WPTV crews at the scene spotted multiple firetrucks at the entrance to the Tierra Del Rey Estates South community. Fire Rescue said the home is an approximately 11,000-square-foot multi-story house. Callers to 911 reported seeing black smoke and flames. When crews arrived, they spotted heavy flames and smoke coming from the home. A second alarm was later called to the scene. Fire Rescue said firefighters performed a rapid search and deployed multiple hoselines, including two ladder trucks. The fire was under control by 2:30 p.m.


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