• Lightning strike sparks house fire in south Charlotte

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As a severe thunderstorm hit the Charlotte area Thursday night, firefighters battled a blaze at a home on Kirby Mews Court in south Charlotte.

    Officials said the fire was caused by lightning at the 7,000-square-foot home.

    No one was hurt in the two-alarm fire that sparked at about 8 p.m.

    Neighbors said the family was on vacation.

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