Lightning strike sparks Fairview Twp. house fire
FAIRVIEW TWP., Pa. — A lightning strike caused a fire that destroyed a home in Fairview Twp. while the family was away on vacation, police said.
Flames broke out shortly after 1:20 a.m. Monday along the first block of Farmhouse Lane. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames.
The homeowner’s dog died in the fire.
A State Police Fire Marshall said there was a lightning strike near the home just before the fire broke out.