Lightning starts fire in Lantana

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A Flower Mound Fire Department ladder truck lights up the area as firefighters inside spray smoldering remains after a fire took the roof off a home on Blanco Dr in the Lantana community late Wednesday night, Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
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Several area fire departments worked to extinguish a two-alarm fire in the Lantana area Wednesday night.

Denton County Fire Marshal Jody Gonzalez said the house in the 9300 block of Blanco Drive caught fire after lightning struck the roof.

The house was severely damaged, displacing the family who lived there, Gonzalez said.

At least six fire departments worked to keep the blaze under control after the first call came in at 8:15 p.m.

Gonzalez said crews were able to contain the fire 30 minutes after the call was placed.

The two-story home and the land it sits on is valued at $335,000 with estimated damage at more than $100,000, county officials said.

“The roof is completely gone and the first floor has water damage that their insurance will be helping with,” Gonzalez said.

The siding of a neighboring house was damaged by the heat from the fire.

No injuries were reported.

MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885 and via Twitter at @MGrayNews.


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