Lightning strike causes fire

In Dubois County, Ireland firefighters, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Jasper EMS were called to a fire report at 621 South Dubois County Road 400-West. Ireland Fire Chief Stan Seifter tells WAMW that the call at 10:40pm concerned a house fire caused by a lightning strike. When the chief and others arrived they found flames in the attic of the home and were able to knock them down with fire extinguishers. When a fire engine arrived some water was poured on the area. There were no injuries. Seifert said the home was occupied and owned by James Corbin. The department was on scene for over an hour. 14 volunteers and 4 trucks responded.