Woman hit by lightning in NC; home burns after lightning strike in Fayetteville
RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — A woman was hit by lightning in Hoke County and a house fire was caused by a lightning strike in Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon, sources say.
The woman was hit by lightning around 5:35 p.m. about 2 miles west-southwest of Rockfish in Hoke County, the weather service reported.
The woman who was hit suffered “injuries” in the incident, the weather service said, but her current condition is not known.
Less than 30 minutes later, a lightning strike sparked a fire that caused heavy damaged to a home and displaced three people in Fayetteville.
The incident was reported just after 6 p.m. Sunday at 1122 Turnpike Road off Branson Street.
First arriving units reported a single story, single family, wood frame dwelling with heavy smoke visible from the attic and the rear area of the home, said Fayetteville Assistant Fire Chief R. Bradshaw.
“It has been determined that a lightning strike from a