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Lightning sparks Henrico fire; four families displaced

Posted at 7:11 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 08:04:45-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va.-- Four families were displaced after lightning struck their home during Tuesday night's storm.

Henrico County firefighters responded to the 10300 block of Trellis Crossing Lane, near Pump Road and Ridgefield Parkway, just before 11:30 p.m.

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At least 38 firefighters responded.

Residents said they saw and felt lightning strike the roof, before seeing flames and smoke coming out of the attic. Four residential units share the same roof.

Crews were able to get the fire under control in 25 minutes.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced families with housing and personal needs.

This is a developing story.