Lightning strike destroys home in far North Bexar County

Fire was reported just after 2 a.m. in 2500 block of Cielo Trace

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – A lightning strike caused a house fire and ultimately destroyed a home in far North Bexar County overnight, fire officials said Wednesday.

The fire was reported just after 2 a.m. in the 2500 block of Cielo Trace, which is located not far from Highway 281 and Bulverde Road.

Fire officials said that firefighters arrived to find heavy flames showing from the roof. When firefighters were in the attic, the fire went through the roof so firefighters had to do an emergency evacuation, officials said.

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The Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department answered the call but had five other agencies help.

An official with the fire department said they had five house fires related to lightning strikes in the area overnight, three of which that were going on at the same time.

There were three adults and two pets inside the home at the time of the fire. They all had evacuated safely before firefighters arrived.

The house has extensive damage throughout from water, fire and smoke, firefighters said.

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