Blaze destroys family’s home



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Lightning is the possible cause of a house fire Wednesday at this home in the Preserve at South Lake subdivision. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Lightning is the possible cause of a house fire Wednesday at this home in the Preserve at South Lake subdivision. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


A Greenwood family’s home was destroyed by a fire that started during a thunderstorm Wednesday evening.

The cause of the fire in the Preserve at South Lake subdivision is under investigation, but firefighters initially said lightning could have sparked the blaze. Two other homes were damaged due to the heat from the flames.

Fire destroyed the roof and a majority of the second floor of the home at 2708 Nighthawk Road. The first floor was mostly saved, but the home will likely be considered a total loss due to structural damage, Greenwood Fire Chief James Sipes said. Possessions on the first floor of the home were possibly saved due to firefighters putting a tarp over them, Sipes said.

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