Lightning starts fire in Centerville home

(WDTN Photo)

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – The Washington Township Fire Department said Monday a fire that caused extensive damage to a Centerville home Saturday began when the home was struck by lightning.

Firefighters got the call for help around 4:30 a.m. Saturday reporting smoke and flames at a home in the 6800 block of Late Autumn Court.As you can see, the entire roof of this

Officials say the home suffered extensive damage throughout the second floor and smoke and water damage in the rest of the home.

Neighbors told 2 NEWS Saturday the family was in the home when the fire started but everyone was able to get outside safely.

Fire Officials estimate the damage to the house to be approximately $275,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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