Firefighter hurt after lightning strike causes 2-alarm apartment fire in east Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Fire Department crews put out a 2-alarm fire at an apartment complex in 90 minutes early Sunday morning that was caused by Mother Nature, according to officials.

It started at an apartment building on Tremaine Court just after 3 a.m. Flames were visible when firefighters arrived. A second alarm was struck shortly after the fire started, officials said.

A lightning strike caused the fire, according to officials. There was estimated to be $250,000 in damage. Red Cross is on scene, assisting residents.

It took 60 firefighters to control the fire. A Channel 9 crew at the scene could see firefighters still putting out hotspots in the area around 6 a.m. and several parts of the building were damaged.

A firefighter sustained minor injuries.

This a developing story. Check back for updates.

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