Harrison County

Lightning sets home afire as storm crosses South Mississippi

Firefighters put out a house fire that started when lightening struck it during severe weather Thursday.
Firefighters put out a house fire that started when lightening struck it during severe weather Thursday.

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.

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.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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