Lightning is to blame for a house fire that started in the roof of a Westside home Sunday afternoon, according to Jacksonville Fire-Rescue.

Firefighters from JFRD responded to the house near the intersection of Manorville Drive and Montsville Court after neighbors reported fire shooting through the roof about 1 p.m.

Fire officials said several crews on scene had fire was under control quickly and prevented the house from being a total loss.

The homeowner was not available for comment and there was no immediate estimate of the cost of the damage.