Lightning strike causes $150,000 damage to NW Side home

No one home when fire started in the 8400 block of Timber Crest

Flames shoot from the roof of a home shortly after a lightning strike in the 8400 block of Timber Crest.
Flames shoot from the roof of a home shortly after a lightning strike in the 8400 block of Timber Crest. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Lightning was blamed for a fire that caused an estimated $150,000 in damage to a home Monday on the city’s Northwest Side.

San Antonio fire officials said about 15 units responded to the fire around 5:05 p.m. in the 8400 block of Timber Crest.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put out the fire.

A roof of a home was damaged by a lightning strike in the 8400 block of Timber Crest. (KSAT)

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