FD: Lightning strikes Phoenix home, sparks attic fire

  (Phoenix Fire Department)

Firefighters say lightning struck a Phoenix home early Friday morning, sparking a fire in the attic.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, crews responded to the single-story home near Cave Creek Road and Peoria Avenue.

"Initial reports indicate that lightning has struck this home causing a fire in the attic," the department said on July 23.

Crews quickly gained control of the fire.

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  (Phoenix Fire Department)

No one was living at the home at the time of the fire.

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