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Two house fires likely caused by overnight lightning, officials say

Posted: 6:39 AM, Apr 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-30 09:39:26-04
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GOODYEAR, AZ — Monday night's lightning may be to blame for two house fires in the Valley.

Goodyear fire officials say they were called to a home near West Virginia and Sarival avenues before 10 p.m.

A single-story home was reportedly struck by lightning, causing an attic fire.

Firefighters quickly stopped the blaze so it caused minimal damage to the interior.

Two people at the home were displaced, but no one was injured.

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, Phoenix Fire Department was called to a home near 32nd Street and Campbell where crews were met by active flames on the roof.

A neighbor told crews that the fire started after hearing the "loudest bang he ever heard." Officials believe it may have been a lightning strike that caused the fire.

Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading past the attic space and into the home. Fortunately, no one was injured.