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Lightning strike causes Pender house fire

Officials with the Rocky Point Volunteer Fire Department said the fire started in the attic of a home on Double Eagle Road off of highway 117 North. Officials with the Rocky Point Volunteer Fire Department said the fire started in the attic of a home on Double Eagle Road off of highway 117 North.
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Rocky Point Fire crews responded to a fire that was caused by a direct lightning strike.

Deputy Fire Marshal Tommy Batson said the fire started in the attic of a home located 321 Double Eagle Road off of highway 117 North as a result of a direct lightning strike.

The 911 call was made around 9:15 Monday night and when fire crews arrived they reported flames and smoke showing from the single family home.

The family living in the home reportedly got out of the home safely. They will be staying with family and friends for the evening.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington reported a local storm report around 9 p.m. of a lightning strike causing a fire at that location.

Rocky Point, Burgaw, and Pender County Fire crews all responded to the fire along with Pender EMS, Pender County Sheriff's deputies, Highway Patrol, and Pender County Fire Marshals.

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