Lightning strike likely cause of house fire in Kannapolis

Photo: Kannapolis Fire Department

A lightning strike is likely what caused a house to catch fire Monday night, according to Kannapolis Fire Department.

Crews responded to a fire at a two-story home in the 400 block of Courtland Court just after 10 p.m. Monday.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters worked quickly to bring the fire under control; however the house was heavily damaged.

At this time, it appears the fire was caused due to lightning from storms in the area, according to firefighters.