Lightning strike sets fire to roof in Brentwood neighbourhood

Jul 15 2019, 3:27 pm

The thunderstorms that have been plaguing Calgary for the past few weeks resulted in a house fire on Sunday night.

The Calgary Fire Department was called to a home in Calgary’s Brentwood neighbourhood, following reports of a lightning strike setting fire to the roof.

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Crews were called to the 5000 block of Brenner Drive NW at around 6:30 pm on Sunday, according to a CFD release, with firefighters noting smoke and fire being present when they arrived.

Crews ultimately needed to open up a section of the roof to get at the fire that had spread into the attic, eventually extinguishing the flames.

All residents were successfully and safely evacuated.

The release states that the cause of the fire was still under investigation as of Sunday night.