Brandon, Florida -- An early morning fire was caused by lightning strike.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a home fire at Woodhaven Drive around 7:45 a.m. on August 16. The fire was found in a bedroom and crews were able to contain and extinguish the fire.
According to reports, the fire was caused by a lightning strike and the resident was alerted to the fire by his smoke alarm waking him up.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue reminds residents that many fires begin at night when people are sleeping. If you do not have smoke alarms in your home and can not afford them, please call HCFR at 813-272-6600 and ask about the SAFE program.