A home was hit by lightning Saturday in Indiana, across the street from a member of the Westfield Fire Department.
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Indiana firefighter acts quickly when neighbor's home hit by lightning

>> Read more trending news 

When Westfield Fire Department public information officer Matt Biljanic thought his home had been hit by lightning, he ran outside to investigate. He saw that his home was not hit, but the lightning bolt had struck a neighbor’s home across the street and started a fire, WXIN reported.

Biljanic told his neighbors to vacate their home and called firefighters, the television station reported. The strike causes a softball-sized hole in the home, WXIN reported.

Firefighters arrived quickly and put out the blaze, the television station reported. There were no injuries, and damage estimates for the house are unknown.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.

With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

Your subscription to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.

X