Lightning melted the siding of a home on Beth Lane in Waterbury as thunderstorms moved through the area Tuesday afternoon.
No one was injured, but a lightning bolt singed the back of the home, which caught fire when it was struck, according to the homeowner.
The homeowner said his kids were home and using their computers when the house was struck.
They said they felt an electric current run through their bodies at the moment of impact, then grabbed a fire extinguisher when they saw the flames, according to the homeowner.
Storms brought heavy rain, thunder and lightning to parts of western and central Connecticut, triggering a First Alert Weather Day.
Severe weather watches have been in effect throughout the day and we could see some flooding this evening as another round of storms moves in.
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