Lightning strike sparks fire in Leacock Township
LEACOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa.–Pennsylvania State Police said a lightning strike started a fire at a home in Leacock Township on Wednesday night.
Flames broke out along the 3000 block of Irishtown Road shortly before 7:30 p.m. and caused about $400,000 worth of damage.
No one was home when the fire started.
Investigators said as a powerful storm system moved through the region the lightning strike caused a mass electrical failure which sparked the fire.