Lightning Starts House Fire

Lightning sparked a house fire when thunderstorms rumbled across Eastern Carolina Tuesday.

Dispatchers in Martin County say a house caught fire after a lightning strike in Jamesville. Crews were called to the house on Highway 64 around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dispatchers say crews cleared the scene by 9 p.m..

There is no word yet on how extensive the damage to the house is. It's also not known if anyone was injured.

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