A couple in The Villages lost their home after a lightning strike ignited it Saturday night, fire officials said.About 20 firefighters responded to the home on SE Northridge Court. The couple escaped with their cat after calling 911.
"The minute I walked in, I smelled the smoke," a resident said. "I said, 'Ben, I think our house is on fire.' I walked all the way through to go call 911."The fire took less than an hour to extinguish, but the home was a total loss, Marion County Fire Rescue said. The houses on both sides had superficial damage.
No one was injured.
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