Lighting Strike Causes House Fire in Darnestown

A house caught fire after being struck by lightning in Darnestown on Monday around 4:45 p.m. It happened on the 13400 block of Haddonfield Drive near Darnestown Road, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials.

Although the home was occupied at the time, everyone got out safely with no injuries but the family has been displaced. Estimated damage costs are $400 thousand.

Around the same time, an intense storm swept across Montgomery County, causing numerous lightning strikes and high winds. As a result, several other homes were struck by lightning, especially in the Darnestown and Laytonsville area. MCFRS officials say the storm left downed trees and wires.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer spoke to MyMCMedia about the impact of the storm.

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