Lightning believed to have caused house fire in Urbana

Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 12:38 AM

There are no reported injuries from a house fire in Urbana believed to have been started when lightning hit it.

Crews from Urbana and Mechanicsburg were dispatched to the 300 block of North Dugan Road just after 11:30 p.m. on a report of a house fire triggered by a lightning strike. 

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We’re told firefighters rescued some pets from the two-story home.

Crews placed the fire under control just after midnight. Crews were still on scene at 12:30 a.m. continuing the investigation.

Strong storms moved through the Miami Valley earlier tonight and Champaign County was under a severe thunderstorm warning from roughly 10:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m.