Lightning strike causes house fire in James City County

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JAMES CITY COUNTY (WAVY) — A James City County house caught fire Tuesday after officials say it was struck by lightning.

Officials with the James City County Fire Department said a homeowner in the 7200 block of Osprey Drive, in the Chickahominy Haven area, called 911 around 4 p.m. to report a fire.

Responding units saw flames on the second floor of the house, officials said. The flames caused heavy damage to the flood, and displaced the family living at the house.

Officials said one family member was evaluated by medics for smoke inhalation.

No other injuries were reported.

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