Lightning strike reported at house, ignites fire, Orange County Fire Rescue says

News 6 at 5:30p
News 6 at 5:30p

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County Fire Rescue is investigating a report of a possible lightning strike sparking a house fire on Friday afternoon as storms moved through Central Florida.

The investigation is unfolding at a Winter Garden home on Shadowmoss Drive. Fire Rescue said the roof collapsed in the fire, and that the home was 25 percent involved when officials arrived.

The home was evacuated, and no injuries were reported.

No other details were immediately available.

Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Osceola County earlier Friday afternoon. A flood advisory was also issued in Orange County.

Advisories were also issued in Marion and Lake counties.

"The main convective hazards Friday afternoon will be the possibility of frequent lightning, strong winds gusts and even some small hail in stronger storms from 3 to 6 p.m.," said News 6 meteorologist Candace Campos.  "A few scattered storms will remain in the forecast into the evening hours and could bring some rain over a couple of the Friday night high school football games."

Looking ahead into the Labor Day Weekend, expect a seasonal setup, with highs in the low 90s and rain chances at 40 to 50 percent.

About the Authors: