WESTFIELD, Ind. — Westfield firefighters saved two homes this morning after fire broke out during simultaneous lightning strikes. Around five this morning, lightning from a passing storm hit a house at 3160 Joshua Circle. Firefighters arrived shortly after and found flames coming from the basement. They jumped into action–putting out the fire and making sure everyone was safe.
At the same time, another fire broke out at 15102 New Haven Drive. Crews from Westfield and Carmel got on the scene shortly after and also found fire in the basement. They put the fire out and protected the rest of the house from further damage.
“Both homes were saved today because of the quick work of our firefighters along with firefighters from Carmel,” said John Barrett fire department spokesperson.
The estimated damage for both homes is 17,000 dollars: 10,000 at the 3160 Joshua Circle house and 7,000 at the New Haven Drive house. Investigators say both fires were caused by lightning that struck each home. Everyone made it out safe and there were no injuries.