Lightning Bolt Strike Causes Miami-Dade House Fire

A Miami-Dade house was damaged in a fire caused by a lightning strike.

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    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue put out a fire caused by a lightning strike at a Miami-Dade home. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports. (Published Saturday, Apr 19, 2014)

    A lightning bolt strike caused a fire in the attic of a Miami-Dade home, according to officials.

    The fire happened at 5435 Southwest 97th Court around 6 a.m., according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

    Homeowner Hiram Rodriguez said a lightning bolt struck his house and caused an explosion. He said there weren't a lot of flames but there was a big explosion.

    Although there were three people in the house at the time, there were no injuries, officials said.

    The house sustained moderate damage from the lightning strike, a common occurrence in this part of South Florida, officials said.