The Transylvania Times -

By Kate Herold
Staff Writer" 

Couple Loses Home To Fire Saturday


A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of a house fire Saturday morning in Lake Toxaway that destroyed a home and killed four family pets.

Transylvania County Fire Marshal Gerald Grose said that a short while after 10 a.m. lightning struck a hickory tree about 200 feet from Jackie and Leming Corlis' home at 2710 Slick Fisher Road.

Grose said an electrical current then traveled through an old waterline still connected to the home. He speculates that when it reached the home, the current grounded to the structure and caused the fire.

"It could have been an explosion at the electric...

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