Greenwood Home Gutted By Fire Believed Caused By Lightning

GREENWOOD (KFSM) — A fire severely damaged a home in Greenwood early Tuesday.

According to a report from the Greenwood Police Department, police and firefighters were dispatched to 139 N. Aster Street at 3:37 a.m. on a report of a structure fire.

Chief Stewart Bryan with the Greenwood Fire Department told 5NEWS a woman and her dog were awoken early this morning to smoke detectors. They then got up and saw the house smoking and called 9-1-1.

The fire spread quickly through the house. Fire crews were able to save two rooms, but three were a total loss.

Chief Bryan believes the fire  started by a lighting strike during a thunderstorm, as the woman and neighbors all reported a loud lightning strike right before the call.

The brick home was left gutted, with the roof collapsed and the siding above the brick melted off and dangling near the ground.