A condominium was engulfed in flames on Windchase Boulevard near Garden Grove Court around 3:40 a.m.
Video from the scene shows flames shooting out of the complex roof.
CVFD is on scene of an apartment fire at 3129 Windchase Blvd. Multiple apartment units affected. No injuries reported. Firefighting efforts are ongoing. Further details pending. pic.twitter.com/DOY8STlOkx— Community VFD (@CommunityVFD) June 25, 2020
"I was sound asleep. I heard a commotion, then I heard screaming," one resident recalled. "I turned, then that's when I saw the condo was completely engulfed."
Firefighters say no one was injured, but a number of condos were damaged.
A home on Provident Oaks Lane also caught on fire just 10 minutes before the fire on Windchase.
Firefighters say the homeowner reported a lightning strike around 3:30 a.m., then saw smoke coming out of the air conditioning vents.
Minutes ago @Houstonfire fighters responded to a 2-alarm house fire in the 1200 block of Providen Oaks .The fire was quickly contained and placed under control.@FireChiefofHFD @FirehouseNews @JenniferReynaTX pic.twitter.com/GqqrnT5QVe— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) June 25, 2020
Officials say no one in the home was injured.
Firefighters confirmed the home was struck by lightning, with multiple ignition points throughout the house.
Houston Fire Department Deputy Chief Douglas Harrison issued a warning on what to do if you believe your house is struck by lightning.
"Get up and do a survey of house. If you have a fire...get everyone out," Douglas said. "If your house gets struck, you'll want the fire department to come out and take a look."
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