Lightning set fire to a home on Cemetery Road on Thursday as severe weather crossed South Mississippi, Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said.
A woman and a child were in the home but escaped the blaze safely as the fire burned just after 11 a.m., he said.
Lightning knocked out the one-story brick home’s power and started a blaze that destroyed the home, he said.
The fire caused major damage to the home, including heat and smoke damage, Sullivan said.
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Firefighters responded from the Harrison County Fire Service, Lizana and the CRTC Fire and Emergency Services Department.
American Medical Response and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department also responded.