Lightning may have caused 2 Holland house fires

Firefighters were on the scene of two overlapping house fires in Holland early today. The first fire started around midnight in the 300 block of West 18th Street. The second fire started just after 1 a.m. in the 500 block of Lawndale Court. One person in each home suffered smoke inhalation, authorities said. The causes of the fires are under investigation, but fire officials said lightning from approaching storms could be to blame.
WZZM-TV
May 13, 2011

 

Firefighters were on the scene of two overlapping house fires in Holland early today.

The first fire started around midnight in the 300 block of West 18th Street. The second fire started just after 1 a.m. in the 500 block of Lawndale Court.

One person in each home suffered smoke inhalation, authorities said.

The causes of the fires are under investigation, but fire officials said lightning from approaching storms could be to blame.

 

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