The Transylvania Times -

Lightning Causes Home Fire


By Lenora Moody

Staff Writer

A vacation home on Fox Tower Road in Cedar Mountain was mostly destroyed Sunday evening after a lightning strike.

Davie Summey, the Cedar Mountain Fire Department chief, said the home was 75 percent lost.

"When we arrived, the roof and attic were completely on fire," Summey said.

Several local fire departments were dispatched around 6:45 p.m. Summey said lightning hit a tree, ran an electric fence and blew apart the electric fence controller connected to the home.

"We were able to save the stables and a barn connected to the home, but the house was a loss," he...

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