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