3 lightning strikes sparked North Lauderdale townhouse fire, causing roof damage; at least 8 displaced

  • Source: WSVN-TV FOX 7 Miami
  • Published: 08/15/2022 12:00 AM

Three lightning strikes sparked a fire at a townhouse building in North Lauderdale, causing extensive roof damage and leaving at least eight people displaced, city officials said. North Lauderdale and Tamarac Fire Rescue units have responded to the scene of the blaze at the two-story building, Sunday afternoon. 7News has learned three bolts of lightning hit the townhouse at around 2:45 p.m., causing the roof to cave in. “Lightning strikes started the fire. According to the some of the deputies, there were three lightning strikes that hit the house almost at the same time,” said North Lauderdale City Manager Mike Sargis. Homeowner Donna McCully said her life has been turned upside down. “I feel like my entire life has been destroyed right now,” she said.


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