House destroyed by fire after reported lightning strike reignites in Central

(Photo Credit: Central Fire Department)

CENTRAL, La. (WAFB) – A reported lightning strike allegedly caused a fire that destroyed a Central home Wednesday night and then rekindled early Thursday morning.

The house on Malcolm Drive near Foster Road, which is in Brownfields, first caught fire around 8:30 p.m. No one was home at the time.

The Central and Zachary fire departments responded to the initial fire. A neighbor reportedly saw the fire and contacted the homeowners.

The two-story house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Crews battled the flames for about an hour before getting the fire under control.

The house is considered a total loss.

No injuries have been reported.

A news crew was on the scene when it reignited around 5:15 a.m. The Central Fire Department dispatched four trucks to handled the second fire.

The cause of both fires are under investigation.

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