Home goes up in flames after lightning strike

Firefighters say lightning was the cause of a house fire in northwest Harris County.

July 25, 2010 5:56:36 AM PDT
Firefighters say a bolt of lightning from Saturday night's storm sparked a house fire in northwest Harris County. 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.