Lightning Strikes House In Carroll County, Causing A Fire

No one was injured.












Westminster, Md (KM) Lightning struck a house in Carroll County Thursday evening, causing a fire.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says at 6:52 PM, fire fighters responded to the 200 block of Opal Drive in Westminster for a two-story wood frame house on fire. They spent 30-minutes bringing the flames under control. There were no injuries.

Damage is estimated at $50,000..

Investigators say the fire originated in the roof, and is considered accidental due to a lightning strike.

The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the residents.



By Kevin McManus