Lightning strike leads to Bryant house fire
Bryant firefighters responded to a house fire caused by a strong thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon.
According to Chief J.P. Jordan, the fire started when lightning struck the home on Remington Drive.
One person was at the residence at the time the fire started, but was able to get out of the house safely, Jordan said.
When firefighters arrived, there was “heavy fire coming from the roof being driven by the wind of the storm,” he explained.
This incident was not the only report of a home being struck by lightning Wednesday after the storm dropped heavy rain, which also resulted in flash flooding throughout Central Arkansas.
“Minutes before that, we were also dispatched to two other homes hit by lightning, but ended up not being on fire,” Jordan said.
Assisting Bryant were firefighters from Benton, Collegeville and Salem fire departments.
Along with assisting with the house fire, Collegeville firefighters also responded to a water rescue on Hilldale Road.
Flames billow out from the roof of a Bryant residence Wednesday afternoon following a lightning strike, according to Bryant Fire Chief J.P. Jordan. Heavy rainfall also caused flash flooding throughout Central Arkansas.