Lightning strike sparks Winter Garden house fire

Fire chief says no injuries reported

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – A lightning strike caused a fire to spark in a Winter Garden home Sunday, according to the Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department.

Fire Chief Jose P. Gainza said in a statement to News 6 crews responded to a home off Home Grove Drive and once they went inside, they were met with “a large amount of smoke.”

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The fire chief said crews found the fire and “heavy black smoke” in the attic.

As of 2:07 p.m., crews are still checking for extention, but the fire in under control, according to the department.

There are no reported injuries.

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