Lightning strike causes fire on Kannon Drive in Madison

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Residents of a Madison home will be relocated after a lightning strike ignited a fire during overnight thunderstorms, firefighters say.

Madison Fire & Rescue Captain Ryan Gentry confirmed with News 19 that the fire started around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 100 block of Kannon Drive.

Gentry says a lightning strike from passing thunderstorms was the cause of the fire.

He adds that although the house is not considered a total loss, those who live there will be moved for the time being.

There were no injuries to firefighters or residents, Gentry said.

HEMSI also responded to the fire.


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