Lightning sets Goshen home ablaze

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By Taylor Riley


Saturday’s storms may have spared most of the region from severe weather, but not every home came away unscathed.

The North Oldham Fire District responded to a call around 10:34 p.m. Saturday after lightning struck a Fairway Lane home in Goshen.

Firefighters arrived at the home around 10:45 p.m. to find an already well-involved fire with low visibility, according to Assistant Chief Don Dahl.

The family who lived in the home was at the scene at the time of the fire but was able to escape the home without injury, he said.

Dahl said although the home did not burn completely, it did suffer significant smoke and water damage, as well as a destroyed roof.

The investigation is closed, said Dahl. It was concluded the fire began in the attic, caused by a lightning strike from the weekend’s severe weather.

Fire crews from Harrods Creek and South Oldham assisted North Oldham to save the home and were able to leave the scene around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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