Lightning strike may have caused fire at vacant Illinois home
VENICE, Ill. – Firefighters believe lightning is to blame for a fire in a vacant home in Venice, Illinois.
The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m Tuesday night on Bunkum Road.
A security guard at a nearby factory saw smoke coming from the road and called 9-1-1.
According to authorities, the house has been vacant for years and had no electrical hook-up.
Investigators are working to gather additional information.