AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) – Firefighters extinguished an attic fire after lightning struck a two-story house in far southeast Austin near Del Valle Sunday evening just as storms started rolling through Central Texas, said the Austin Fire Department.
The call for the fire came in at about 7:06 p.m. in the 13000 block of Buenos Aires Parkway off of Pearce Lane near Ross Road.
AFD said that the first units on the scene reported seeing fire coming through the roof of the house and that all three occupants of the home were out.
By 7:27 p.m., firefighters said they had extinguished the fire, which was confined to the attic, and that the scene was under control.
None of the three people who were displaced from the home were injured. Fire investigators estimate that the blaze caused $75,000 in damage to the house.