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Lightning strike sparks fire, severely damages Calgary home

WATCH: It was a terrifying close call for a Calgary family jolted out of their beds Monday morning after lightning hit their northwest home. The strike badly damaged their roof, just days after they moved in. Lisa MacGregor reports.

The Calgary Fire Department said a house in University Heights sustained “severe damage” in a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.

Crews responded to the house fire at 2:15 a.m.

The home was damaged, as was a nearby tree.

The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning. Obtained by Global News
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning. Obtained by Global News
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning. Obtained by Global News
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning. Obtained by Global News
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning. Obtained by Global News
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning. Obtained by Global News
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning.
The Calgary Fire Department responded to a house in University Heights for reports of a fire that was caused by a lightning strike early Monday morning. Obtained by Global News
A home in the University Heights community of Calgary was struck by lightning on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.
A home in the University Heights community of Calgary was struck by lightning on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Craig Hooper, Global News

The fire department said two adults were home at the time but got out of the house and were not injured. They will have to find another place to stay, though.

“The fire was quickly brought under control and crews were remaining on scene through the night looking for hot spots and extension,” the CFD said in a news release.

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A fire investigator was also on scene to determine the extent of the damage.

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Enmax also responded to check the utility services.

Watch below (Aug. 6, 2019): Calgary fire crews were called to a house in Douglasdale after it was struck by lightning. Michael King reports.

Calgary house catches fire after lightning strike
Calgary house catches fire after lightning strike
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