Lightning strikes Litchfield house, causing fire
The Litchfield Fire Company ladder truck extends to the third floor of a house at 26 Highmark Road in Litchfield after a fire on Saturday. BZ photo
A quick response by Litchfield and East Litchfield firefighters saved a house at 26 Highmark Road on Litchfield from serious fire damage after it was struck by lightning on Saturday.
The bolt struck the peak of the roof and led to fire in a third-floor room below at about 6:15 p.m. Firefighters arrived quickly and doused the flames. Bantam, Northfield, Goshen and Torrington firefighters also responded.
Below, flames were shooting out of the third floor when firefighters arrived. Contributed photo