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Posted on: May 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Resident Sees Lightening Strike, Saves Home with 911 Call

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Friday night when the storms blew through, lightning struck a home on Summer Cape Circle in South Shore. A resident from across the retention pond and a block away saw the lightening hit the house and a fire start. She called 911 and the fire department responded. First arriving units found a small fire in the attic. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the attic.

Thanks to the observant resident the home was saved and only a small amount of damaged incurred. “See something, say something” works with fires, too. The resident deserves much credit as fire doubles in size every two minutes. She saw the lightning hit the home and kept her attention on the home to notice that the fire had started. She called 911. The fire department was dispatched at 10:43 p.m. and a fire officials arrived in under six minutes. League City responded with 4 engines, a ladder truck, an ambulance, the duty officer and two chiefs.

It was a busy night with two more house fires, two motor vehicle collisions, a boat in distress call and landing Life Flight at a local free standing emergency room.

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