Lightning Destroys 100-Year-Old North Texas Home – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Lightning is charged with demolishing a 100-year-old home in the Ellis County township of Palmer.
The neighbors said it was raining and not storming when they heard a loud lightning bolt.
“I was in the kitchen and just heard this boom,” said neighbor Jason Price. “I saw lightning. I thought it hit my house. “
Price said a few minutes later that he had left his house and found that the house across the street was on fire.
Texas Sky Ranger flew overhead as firefighters from multiple departments worked to put out the flames in the house on Rutherford Road.
Andy Gray, who lives on the property, said he and the homeowner heard the lightning crack and saw it flash. A few minutes later, they noticed smoke and found that the back of the house was on fire.
“With all those trees you’d think it hit a tree or a pole or something, but unfortunately it hit the house,” said Gray.
Gray said everyone could get out of the house safely and their pets were fine.
Gray and his neighbors told NBC 5 the house was more than 100 years old and was part of Hart Farms’ original lot in Ellis County.