Home goes up in flames after lightning strike

HOUSTON Neighbors called authorities saying flames were shooting through the roof of the home on Adkins Forest near Kirkstone Manor. Witnesses say the flames started shortly after a quick storm rolled through the area.

Authorities say they were inside fighting the fire when it became too intense and they had to pull out.

"We had to add two other trucks, eventually two other pumpers. So we had a total about eight or nine apparatuses here, about 35-40 firefighters," said Dist. Chief Doug Wilson of the Klein Fire Department.

Two firefighters were treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.

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