Fort Worth

Lightning Likely Cause of Fort Worth Fire

Flames reported during midst of overnight storm

An unoccupied Fort Worth home burned early Wednesday morning in a fire that was likely caused by a lightning strike, authorities say.

The fire was reported just after 3 a.m. at a house that is still under construction in a new housing development in the 7500 block of Captain Lane, near the border with Saginaw.

When firefighters arrived at the house, large flames were burning up through the roof, according to a Fort Worth Fire Department official.

At the time of the fire, a severe thunderstorm that produced a large amount of lightning was passing through the area.

No one was injured in the fire or the fight to contain it, according to the fire official.

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