Lightning strike believed to be cause of Jacksonville house fire

Hole could be seen in roof of Eddystone Trail home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A house fire late Thursday afternoon in the Greenland area was believed to have been caused by a lightning strike, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said.

Crews responded about 4:45 p.m. to the home on Eddystone Trail, near the intersection of Greenland Road and Interstate 95, after neighbors saw flames and called 911.

Firefighters said they quickly put out a small fire burning in the attic.

There was a hole in the roof of the home, but a tarp was placed over it. 

News4Jax was told the homeowners were not there at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.

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