Around 5:45 p.m., a fire started in the attic of a home near Etonshire Court in Shenandoah and flames went up through the roof, according to The Woodlands Fire Department.
Woodlands home struck by lightning. Fire ravages home leaving it without a roof. Family is safe, optimistic, and thankful for The Woodlands Fire rescue for swift response and action. Report on @abc13houston at 9pm pic.twitter.com/v3YjDksSQB— Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaOnABC13) May 25, 2020
According to officials, the fire started after severe weather in the area caused a lightning strike to hit the home. They also said this home was just one of many houses affected by the storms in the area.
Firefighters said the family inside the home smelled smoke after they heard the loud lightning strike and came outside to see their home burning.
They initially tried to extinguish the flames from the inside, but then switched to quelling the blaze from the outside.
Officials are not sure if the family will be able to return to their home.