Lightning strike causes fire at Hampstead home

Lightning strike causes fire at Hampstead home
Lightning caused a house to catch on fire on Camelot Way in Hampstead (Source: Kristen Sink)
Emergency vehicles are lined up at the scene of Monday's fire. (Source: WECT)
Emergency vehicles are lined up at the scene of Monday's fire. (Source: WECT)

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) - Lightning struck a home in Hampstead Monday evening causing a large fire.

It happened around 6:25 p.m. on Camelot Way in The Manor at Mill Creek, according to Tommy Batson, Pender County fire marshal.

Batson says no one was home at the time of the fire but the home is damaged.

A neighbor said the homeowners were on a trip for their anniversary.

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