Lightning Strike May Be Cause of Stamford Fire

Stamford fire officials believe a lightning strike is to blame for a fire at a home at 317 Thornridge Drive Tuesday morning.

The family inside the home were awakened by a large thunderclap around 4:20 a.m. The power went out and the family then smelled smoke, according to fire officials.

The residents called 911 and arriving firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the attic. The fire was contained to the attic area, fire officials said.

The exact cause hasn't been determined, but the Stamford Fire Marshal said it appears to have been a lightning strike.

No one was injured.

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