Jamie Weiss

Lightning Suspected in Three Frisco House Fires

Fire investigators believe lightning is the cause of three Frisco house fires Monday morning.

The Frisco Fire Department was called to the 5200 block of Evening Sun Drive on May 23 at 8:28 a.m. for the first fire. The residents initially reported their stove on fire, but investigators believe lightning struck the home's gas line which ruptured the appliance. Frisco Fire said the fire was out at 9:06 a.m. and no one was injured.

Within five minutes of the first fire being reported, a second fire was called in by neighbors in the 9700 block of Montezuma Way. Firefighters responded to the scene by 8:40 a.m. and put out the fire by 8:57 a.m. Frisco Fire said no one, including the family pet, was injured.

After the first fire was put out, that unit responded to the third call on the 13000 block of Hermitage Lane by 10:34 a.m. The fire was reported out at 10:43 a.m. and there have been no reports of any injuries. 

According to investigators, all three home suffered "moderate to major damage" and two of the three homes will need to replace their roofs.

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