Lightning Possibly To Blame For Antioch House Fire

Posted at 9:32 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 15:06:45-04

Lightning may be to blame for a large house fire in Antioch.

The blaze was reported Tuesday night at a home on Mallard Creek Court. A neighbor called 911, saying lightning had sparked the flames.  

The fire was so large and generated so much smoke that some neighbors thought two homes were involved.  

Fire officials asked people to avoid the area after receiving reports of downed power lines.

There were people inside the home when the fire started, but they were able to escape. No one was injured.